DAY 255 OF 365 IN 2021
GOOD INTENTIONS CAN BE JUST THAT
Mark 8:33 But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind Me, Satan! For you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”
The wisdom of man has a very interesting place.It is very ‘sense based’ hence often appears the most appealing. Who would have thought that Peter would be rebuked for suggesting that Jesus avoided making a journey on which He was certain to lose His life? On what grounds did wanting to save another’s life become reason to be placed in the same bracket as destroyer?
Although used in reference to the Sabbath, we can transpose the situation into the scene in the synagogue and wonder if Had Jesus forgotten His own words: ‘And He says to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbaths to do good, or to do evil, to save life, or to kill?” (Mark 3:4a). Here was Peter desperately trying to save His life.
While Peter’s intentions were good, logical and fit to be followed, that was all they were. There was no place for them in the plan and purposes of God. Beloved, just good intentions will not be enough when juxtaposed with the will of God for any life. In fact, any good intentions when accepted, can translate a man out of the place God intends them to arrive at and that comes with challenges of its own.
Therefore, every good intention when brought to our attention, should be weighed on the balance of its place in the full picture God is painting with our lives. It has to fit in somewhere otherwise, it becomes nothing but weeds sown in our field of wheat. Good intentions acan be just that, if they find no place in the will of God for your life.