How arrogant I ever was, that I thought of Jesus as something “To Consider” and I rejected Him! I remember when I was little, I went to a Catholic school for two and half years. I liked to go up to the chapel which was on the top floor of the school building. I did not really understand what it was for or what it meant to walk into the chapel. I liked being there because of the quietness and I found that it was a nice place to sit for a moment.
In a Catholic school, the Bible to me was simply a school subject and a textbook. I needed to learn about it just like any other subject. I do not like it and I didn’t really like any other subjects either. Did I really give any thought to it though? I remember only how foolish I was to criticize the word of God because I did not believe that it mentioned the dinosaurs came before man.
Did God give me any other chance to know Him? O how gracious our God is, He is faithful and He is love. He sent His people to me when I was a young adult, right before I made some of the biggest mistakes in my life. However, this stubborn me, thought I knew better and rejected His invitation again. If there is anything I truly regret, this is it. How much pain and suffering I brought into my life by living in foolishness…
Are you reading this? No matter why you are reading it now, I sincerely ask you to do this, to humble yourself, open the Bible and pay attention to read every single word which is written in it. Do not be like the arrogant and stubborn person I was before, thinking that you know better than the One who created everything, including you and me.
“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” (Colossians 1:16, NIV)
“In bringing many sons and daughters to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through what he suffered.” (Hebrews 2:10, NIV)
There is no other name and only one way, He is Jesus who created everything in Himself and through Himself and for Himself. If you know that you do not know Him well, pray and open up the Bible and seek Him. If you think you know Him, then I urge you to read Job and make sure you have the relationships with Jesus like David did, who said, “I know that full well”.
Last, I leave you with the message in Hebrews 2:1-4 (NIV), a topic named “Warning to pay attention”.
“We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. For since the message spoken through angels was binding and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.”