Getting Used to Him?

"Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight. I will put my Spirit on Him and He will proclaim justice to the nations." - Matthew 12:18

“Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight. I will put my Spirit on Him and He will proclaim justice to the nations.” – Matthew 12:18

Think about where you live. Do you have opportunities to see God in nature? To hear about Him on Christian radio? To attend church? To talk about Jesus without fear of persecution?

During much of His public ministry, Jesus lived in Capernaum. Yet He condemned that town saying that the wicked cities of Tyre and Sidon will have a better chance on judgment day than Capernaum. Why? We have no record that the people of Capernaum kicked Jesus out, arrested Him, or caused Him trouble. Why does Jesus condemn them?

Maybe, for these people who knew Him so well, Jesus was just the guy next door. It’s possible they just got used to Him and when the novelty of His teaching and even His miracles wore off, they went about their business no longer paying attention to the God who lived among them.

In America we have many of the same freedoms of access to Jesus that the people of Capernaum had. Let’s not ever get used to Jesus. Let’s not ever lose the awe that the God of the universe is with us and is involved in our lives – every day. Let’s pray always to see Him with fresh eyes, to enjoy His presence, and to grow to know Him better and better.

“The true lovers of God never get enough of Him.” Calvin Miller

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