Written By Ben Dankaka
Meditation – Luke 13:31
As Jesus went about doing His work, He was often confronted by challenges. Many times, He was surrounded my huge crowds, consisting of people who needed different kinds of help. But in addition to the challenge of meeting the needs of the people, Jesus often had to confront His critics. He was mostly criticized by religious leaders who felt He was preaching against their doctrines. Severally, His opponents tried everything they could to stop Him from doing His work. Once, some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.” Normally, that statement was enough to put fear into His heart. But Jesus replied, “Go tell that fox, I will drive out demons and heal people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.” In other words, Jesus made them realize He was unstoppable.
Clearly, Jesus didn’t allow challenges, fear or intimidation to stop Him from fulfilling His goal. Although, He was God in human form, He had to face a lot of challenges before achieving His goal. Interestingly, Jesus didn’t achieve His goal without a battle with Satan. He had to confront and overcome the enemy before fulfilling His purpose. If Satan would have the audacity to attack Jesus, He would do the same thing to anyone. I want you to know that the devil doesn’t care whether you are saved or not. By all means, he would try to stop you from doing what God has called you to do. And no matter who you are or how talented you are, the enemy will come at you with all sorts of tricks aimed at stopping you. To overcome the devil, do what Jesus did. Keep your mind focused on your divine assignment.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, send workers to the harvest field. Amen.
REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Luke 13:31-32
Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.