Sunday, 18 May 2014

How does a servant of God act in front of situations?

What better mirror then our Lord Jesus, to learn about the nature of a servant?
For that we're going to do an analysis of Matthew 26:36-56
Meditate and see if that character has become part of his life.

Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go and pray over there.”"v.36

Prayer is part of the life of the Servant of God, it keeps us in touch with Him and shows our dependence. Who does not have the habit of prayer, becomes vulnerable and weak. Prayer is part of our communion with God.

He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”'. "V. 39

Here we see that the life of the Lord Jesus revolved around the work of God, He came with a purpose and fulfilled it. We are here with a purpose and we should submit to God's will and not our will to want to prevail.

Rise, let us be going. See, My betrayer is at hand.”"." V.46

Willing to fulfill His mission, he was not trying to run away from it or see if there was another way to do things how many times people want to run away from what God has planned for them, does not want to obey God's command, want to choose or make their way to the reality and do not obey the way He wants?

"Then Judas went to Jesus and greeted him, “Greetings Rabbi!” he said, and kissed Him. "V.49

Here we see that Jesus was betrayed, who was never betrayed by someone?, Clear that if a related person, as in the case of Jesus, the pain is greater. Whether on a family member, a friend, a person you saw as a person of God, all are subject to undergo a betrayal, but the reaction of everyone is equal and not always accurate. How is it that Jesus react to this situation?

But Jesus said to him, “Friend, why have you come? V.50

Most people probably would not have treated the traitor that way, calling him friend like Jesus did, maybe they would have used words like; miserable, damn traitor, you’ll pay for this.
But again the Lord Jesus surprises us with his words of mercy, which He kept that calm was due to the communion he had with God. He was aware that Judas was used by evil and that God was in control of everything. Understanding this is easy, but when you go though something like this, do you think you’ll be able to put it into practice?

But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish[f] by the sword. V.52

We see that Jesus was not vindictive, how many lose the opportunity for revenge, they wait for the right time to take a hit and live fueling bad feelings within themselves.
The servant of God relies on the act of God and they do not live preoccupied with revenge.

Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?v.53

Even knowing his rights as a son, He never used His authority to do evil, acted through the flesh, never pay back evil for evil, but always paid the evil with good. That's nature of a servant of God. You having authority over someone, never use it for evil, and yes to bless.

How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?”v.54

He accepted and fulfilled the will of God, without complaining, without arguing. Many have struggled with God's will for their lives and because of that they are not able to get ahead. They go their own way and still not feel fulfilled.

But all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.”v.56

Jesus was abandoned by all, but that did not cause him to feel discouraged. His focus was on the mission His goal brought him to this world.. How have you performed in front of the situations? How do you define your character?


vania Rodrigues said...

We who are servants of God we can never lose our communion with God, because our communion with God give us strength in the bad days .that`s why the Bible speaks pray without ceasing, because the prayer is the link that takes us to God.

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Ironica said...

Every situaction is a opportunity for God to create a testimony i should stand firm in his words

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