Saturday: 21st July, 2018
Reference text: Matthew 12:14-21
Matthew 12:14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.
‘Not everyone wants your good, nor does everyone work in your best interest’: how we sometimes wished these words were anything but true. If they were, there would be no need to always have our guards up and seek for avenues to make our escape when we are faced with situations intended for our harm.
One would normally expect that those around them cheer them on, pray for them and help steer their upward rise. Sadly, there is the realisation as it occured with Jesus, that there are also plans put in place to do the exact opposite. It seems as though there are others whose intentions are to go all out in their bid to pull down everything we put up: people whose sole desires are to ensure that our very living comprises more breaking down than building up.
In spite of these schemes that go on, know to us or behind our backs, we have confidence in one thing: the word of God that foretells what could be and the definite outcome: “Take counsel together, and it shall come to nought; speak the word, and it shall not stand: for God is with us”(Isaiah 8:10).
Beloved, our feet are already firmly established and unmoved, while we walk in the company of a champion who has seen it all. A champion who won it all and is therefore the one on whose shoulders all the promises of God, including the aforementioned, are established. So my dear, don’t pay attention to what others are scheming, only look to Jesus and keep marching on.
Remember # in Christ, all the promises of God are Yeah and Amen.