The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and now something greater than Jonah is here. 42 The Queen of the South will rise at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, and now something greater than Solomon is here.
I love reading the daily verses and learning more about God’s living words. They are truly a lamp for my feet, and a light on my path. (Psalm 119:105) Today’s verses look at Jesus talking to the Pharisees and religious leaders who are still wanting to see a sign. The Pharisees and religious leaders said they wouldn’t believe until they saw a sign. (Really, Jesus had performed many signs throughout His time already)-you have to have eyes to see, and ears to hear. (Look at Jeremiah 5:21, Matthew 13:15, Ezekiel 12:2, Isaiah 6:10, Acts 28:27).
Jesus explains in His storybook parable fashion to the leaders that someone greater than Jonah and someone greater than Solomon is here. It’s Him! Still, just hearing it wasn’t enough. Think back to the words spoken by someone who led you too knowing Jesus. Are we ever still asking for a sign? The New Life Version of Hebrews 11:1 says Now faith is being sure we will get what we hope for. It is being sure of what we cannot see. Jesus gives us signs all the time. We just need to believe. The journey we are on with Jesus are packed full of glorious days. Most days I can miss these moments because my prideful self can get in the way. Yes, there will be trials and temptations that will happen along the way, but we have our Lord on our side. Our journey needs to be lived with eyes open and ears ready to hear without always needing a sign. Our days are engineered by a perfect God that has His next perfect plan ready for you today when you let go of our grip on life and trust in Him. It’s scary at times, hard to comprehend, and goes against many worldly ways that we are surrounded by daily. There are no other things Greater than Jesus!
Is anything holding you back today from sharing the greatest part of your life? Your testimony is living proof of Jesus. He is our constant companion and He has already done enough by dying on the cross for your sins and mine. We have all fallen short but Jesus was willing to sacrifice himself to pay for all our sins. The more we meditate on His words we see all the promises Jesus kept and has in store for us when we believe.
He is Greater than the pain you are going through today. He is Greater than any virus. Nothing compares to the One who is Greater than it all. Jesus!
Dear Heavenly Father,
God, there is nothing in this life greater than you. Help me never forget this. You hold this world and everything in it in your hands. You hold our lives. Let us not take your loving greatness for granted. Help us to always have open ears and eyes and present to us today an opportunity to tell of your greatness. Amen
Romans 8:28-29 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[i] have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.