Not my job

RE Verse reading–Luke 12:13-21, 16:19-31, James 5:1-6 (day one)  “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” (12:14)  Jesus had boundaries.  He was no push over.  He did not accept every request for help simply because it was requested.  Our RE Verse passage this week continues a summer series on the subject of generosity.  It tells of a day when the Lord’s teaching was interrupted by a younger brother (probably) who was frustrated (legitimately or not–the passage doesn’t say) with his older brother and the disposition of their father’s estate.  He wanted Jesus to get involved.  Jesus refused.  What He was willing to do was teach about greed and lead the young man (and all of us)  into a new heart and better approach.  Interesting! God by nature and promise is generous.  He is a God of grace.  This does not mean, however, that He always gives us what we want.  It is not His job to do so.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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