Recently a staff member commented on the fluidity of our times.
Jobs, friendships, technology, medicine, travel, everything changes these days. Even truth?
Facts, information, data and perspectives are ever-changing.
Truth does not change.
Fluidity can be good, having the ability to adapt to your situations.
But fluidity can be bad, uncontrollable, destructive, like an unseen leak in your plumbing!
We must be careful to not allow the fluidity of our times to influence our understanding of who Jesus is, and of our relationship with Him.
You need to settle what you believe about Jesus!
Jesus is not moody, impulsive or fickle.
He is the opposite of erratic, wavering, unsettled, indecisive, uncertain, unsteady – that often describes us but never Jesus!
Jesus is the reason for grace!
Think about what changed from the Old Testament to the New Testament. Jesus came!
When a woman was caught in adultery Jesus said, “I don’t condemn you, either. Go home, and from now on don’t sin anymore.” John 8:1-11
The famous woman at the well was a Samaritan, see John 4:1-13
Jesus created a story of a hero and made him a Samaritan, see Luke 10:30-37
Jesus ate with sinners! See Luke 19:6-7, 15:1-2, 5:29-32
Jesus loves everyone
kids and adults, the well-off and those the Pharisees called “scum,” both the educated and ignorant – so much so that He died for us!
The only people Jesus seemed to have issues with are probably the same people you have issues with:
hypocrites Matthew 23:1-33
profiteers (price-gougers) Matthew 21:12-13
bullies, see John 8:3-5, 9:20-24