Sunday, May 9 NL | BR

For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. – Ephesians 1:4

Hundreds of years before Jesus came to earth, the prophets had already predicted that He would come. Somehow people could not understand this great plan of God. The Bible teaches us that God’s plan of salvation and deliverance was ready before the creation of the world. This is impossible to grasp with our limited mind.

Nobody understood it

God sent His Son to earth at the right time and in a special way. He was born by a simple virgin who loved God. Jesus’ contemporaries did not understand that God was fulfilling the word He had spoken through His servants earlier.

When Jesus began His ministry, many did not understand what He was doing and hated Him. Even His family did not understand Jesus. The hatred of the theologians of that time was so great that they wanted to kill Him. His own fellow citizens did not understand Him. ‘And they were ashamed of Him and turned away because of Him’ (Matthew 13:57).

Let’s not say: ‘Nobody understands me.’ If there was One who knows what loneliness is and how it feels to be despised and rejected, then it is Jesus. The climax of this desolation took place on the cross.

Put your faith in God alone

Even the disciples did not understand what Jesus was doing. However, Jesus knew why He came to earth. He knew He had to fulfil a Master Plan: salvation for humanity, for anyone who wants to receive it (see John 3:16).

Jesus had to fulfill His purpose alone. He did not put his faith in people, but in God the Father alone. This is an important lesson for us. Keep your focus only on Jesus so you will be able to fulfill God’s plan for your life.

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