Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Woe to Me
Too often I imagine myself standing behind Jesus as He rebukes people. Like a weak sidekick, I stand behind and off to the side and say, " Yeah, what He said." I like to imagine that I am on the right side and those rebukes are always given to everyone but me. However, I must be realistic. After all, if Jesus saw fit to call Peter "Satan" then I should not be surprised to find myself at the sharp end of Our Lord's rebukes. .
Lord Jesus, although this prayer is hard to pray I cry out to You, "show me my hypocrisy." Let me see the areas of my life that pull me away from what is important. Give me the wisdom to understand how I focus on giving myself glory while claiming to give You glory.
Woe to you, James, for you...