What does Jesus think? When He sat with the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, those who were called God fearing people, and heard what they were talking about, what they were sharing, and maybe even the way they preached the Word of God…what did Jesus think? Maybe He simply thought, “They definitely have no idea who I AM.” Or maybe He sighed saying, “Do they truly know what they are talking about?” What was Jesus thinking at that very moment of time, especially when things were being taken out of context, and they had the wrong interpretation of the Word.
What does Jesus think?
As Christians, Christ followers, Jesus calls us His disciples. A disciple is one who follows His commands, who takes up the cross, and who loves the Lord with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength. What does this truly mean? A disciple is one who passionately desires to know what Jesus thinks! Our decisions, our ideas, our plans, and our thoughts should be like that of the psalmist:
“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14, NIV)
“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24, NIV)
What does Jesus think while He is watching and listening to us? What does He feel then? Is He being hurt by our words? Do we bring sorrow to Him because we are wrong about Him and we are a stumbling block to others? Is He sad because of how we see ourselves or others? Is He angry because we never learn better and, instead, are full of lies and live like hypocrites? Does He feel excitement for the day He will welcome us home and tell us, “Well done My good and faithful servant?” Or will He say to us:
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people's faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. " (Matthew 23:13-14b, NIV)
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and shrewd in their own sight!” (Isaiah 5:20-21, ESV)
My dear brothers and sisters, our humble Lord God Almighty may be simply saying this to you: “I am full of wisdom and knowledge, can you just stop awhile and listen?”