The shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 117, it is just two verses. Yet these two verses are immensely profound in their simplicity. You want to boil things down to the minimum and just look at the core of human existence? Then here you go:
“Praise the Lord, all you nations! Worship Him, all you peoples! Because God’s faithful love towards us is strong, the Lord’s faithfulness lasts forever! Praise the Lord!”
It doesn’t get much simpler than this, Praise the Lord. Worship Him. Because, He is faithful. His love is strong towards us and He is forever faithful. Thus, we should, Praise the Lord! No matter what you are facing, no matter what difficulties or trials befall you, Praise the Lord! In the good and in the bad, Praise the Lord! In the sun and in the rain, Praise the Lord! In life and in death, Praise the Lord! In sickness and in health, Praise the Lord! In the hardest of times and in the best of times, Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord,
you are loved,
“So you are a King?” Pilate desperate for answers, any answer really. His own questions running through his head, answerless, while the religious leaders wait for his ruling, his answers to their questions. Jesus, His resolve now firm after His prayer in the garden, responds; “You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify of the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.”
Pilate, seemingly confused and lost in thought with questions and answers that seem to lead no where is only more befuddled with Jesus latest answer. We all have questions, and plenty of answers. Yet, even still there are mysteries that won’t be answered in my or your lifetime (unless of course Jesus returns in our lifetime). Let’s look at what Paul writes to the church in Corinth.
1 Corinthians 13:10-13
10 But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.
11 When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. 12 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
Jesus is the revelation of every answer to every question ever asked…we may not fully understand but we can rest assured in the Truth of Jesus…
You are Loved,