Deeply Saddened

TODAY’S VERSE

He looked around at them angrily and was deeply saddened by their hard hearts.
Mark 3:5 (NLT)

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Anger is a secondary emotion and often hides what is really bothering us. In today’s verse we see that Jesus was angry at the Pharisees because they were more concerned about their laws than God’s love and mercy. Instead of rejoicing in a visitation from God, they wanted to stop Jesus from healing a man’s hand because they considered it working on the Sabbath. Upon a second look, we see that behind His anger Jesus was deeply saddened by their hard hearts. So many would try to motivate us into righteous behavior because of the anger of God, but in truth our disobedience saddens Him. Instead of anger, how many nights did the father of the Prodigal Son cry when he saw his son’s empty bed? How it grieves my heart to think that I have caused the Lord, who loves me so much, to be deeply saddened. How I have grieved Him. Today consider God’s love for you; such a deep love that it saddens Him when you stray. Let that kind of love motivate you to live for Him.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear Lord, forgive me for grieving Your heart. I have been so selfish and ungrateful. Help me consider your deep love for me so it will motivate me to glorify You with the way I live.
AMEN

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About Ronald

I am a Christian who deeply believes in God and the purposes He has put us on earth for. I started in ministry when I was 20 years old. I have been involved in both evangelism and compassion ministires. I deeply believe in our mission to help those in need. I believe however,that the church has missed our calling. We have not been effective in loving others as we would love ourselves. We have not been using our Spiritual Gifts to make a difference in this world. We have not mobilized to be the salt and light in the world. The goal of this web site is to help those interested to use their Spiritual Gifts in order to fulfill the mission Christ has given us to love the world.
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