JESUS STIRRED THINGS UP BEFORE HE SAID A WORD


When ever the truth (Jesus) went any where he stirred things up. He made those living selfishly or those living outside of his will feel uncomfortable by his presence alone. He also made those that didn’t feel important or valuable feel that they were important and no matter what was going on he cared about them. This was based on the way he lived.

We can clearly see that when Jesus was in the temple turning over tables (stirring things up) because the money changers were turning his house of prayer into a den of robbers, that Jesus still had compassion in the midst of that by taking time out to heal the blind and lame that came to him in the temple. The very same temple he had just over turned the tables in.

Matthew 21:10-14(NIV)

10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”

11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.

13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’

14 The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them.

We as true followers of Christ should have that same presence that Jesus had. Our presence alone should stir things up when we’re in the presence of those living out side of the will of God not only by our words but more importantly by the way we live. Our presence, actions and the way we live should speak to those that feel helpless and worth less that their important.

Lastly, as believers we should love others like Apostle Paul did to the point that we’re not afraid to ruffle some feathers because it could result in true repentance which brings true deliverance which leads to salvation which leads to no regrets. If we truly love others like we claim to we would say less things like, well it’s not my life so I don’t care what they do.

2 Corinthians 7:8-10 (NIV)

8 Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while—

9 yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us.

10 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.

Here’s something to consider.
1. Jesus never by his actions or words condoned that attitude and neither should we.
2. Jesus carried more about others eternal life and resting place instead of their comfortably in their present life.

Philip 2 3 4

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