Why did so many flock to Jesus when they had so many other teachers to which they could turn?
The other teachers (Pharisees and Saduccees) were all about themselves and frankly they were not safe. Look at the “culture” (collective mindset and approach) they created. They were self-righteous, hyper-critical and did not see the hurting and outcasts as Jesus saw them.
With Jesus the people were safe:
- Safe to learn
- Safe to question
- Safe to be wrong
- Safe in storms
- Safe to heal
- Safe to be different
- Safe to work
- Safe to step out
- Safe to come home
We will further explore the concepts above in the next few days. For today, meditate upon the safety we have in Jesus and how that safety should be felt by others around us if we are in Jesus.
“Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30).