07
Apr
14

Resolutely

Luke makes a very clear point about Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem to be crucified and resurrected.  Jesus was determined to go.  Verse 51 says:

As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. – Luke 9:51 (NIV)

In other words, Jesus had made up His mind.  He knew what had to be done and He was going to do it.  There was still ministry to be done before His triumphal entry into the city.  There were people to heal and demons to cast out.  There was teaching that needed to continue.  There were lives that needed to be touched.  But make no mistake about it, Jesus was born with a purpose and as He continued in His ministry, nothing was going to deter Him from His purpose.
What is keeping you from your God-given purpose?  Maybe you’re not clear on what it is that God expects from you.  Maybe you’re not sure what your purpose is in this life.  Maybe you’re distracted by the things of this world.  Perhaps your priorities aren’t aligned with the priorities of God’s Kingdom.  God has a purpose and a plan for your life.  Are you resolute about accomplishing His purpose?  Are you determined to follow His plan?  Jesus was and so should we.
Luke 9:51-56 (NIV)
 
51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him; 53 but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem. 54 When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?” 55 But Jesus turned and rebuked them. 56 Then he and his disciples went to another village.
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