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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

WHATS YOUR BUSINESS


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Jesus and His Followers
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The Lord had just put a lot of pressure on Peter by laying a heavy responsibility on him.

John 21:20-22 Peter turned and saw the follower Jesus loved very much (John) walking behind them. When Peter saw him behind them, he asked Jesus, "Lord, what about him?" Jesus answered, "Maybe I want him to live until I come. That should not matter to you. You follow me!"

Something people do when they are found wanting at any level they try to deflect the conversation in another direction and use it as a defensive device.

I have heard the same thing used by people who suffer from lack of character say; "Well what about him or her" thinking that by comparing themselves with someone who was also falling short it would elevate them to a higher or justifiable position.

Jesus quickly turned this back to the real issue which was what business is it to you Peter?  This is something each of must know to be a successful Christian what our business is.   

Galatians 6:5 You must each accept the responsibilities that are yours. You can't manage by saying I don't know what my business is for it is your responsibility to find out if you don't know. Many times GOD reveals one's responsibilities and they do not want to fulfill there calling much like Jonah.

"What is that to thee? - From this passage we learn:

1. That our main business is to follow the Lord Jesus Christ.

2. That there are many subjects of religion on which a vain and impertinent curiosity is exercised. All such curiosity Jesus here reproves.

3. That Jesus will take care of all his true disciples, and that we should not be unduly solicitous about them.

4. That we should go forward to whatever he calls us to persecution or death - not envying the lot of any other man, and anxious only to do the will of God." Barnes notes

Doing your business is where your success is found and what blessings and rewards are based on.

(While writing this, a nonsensical song kept popping up in my mind I heard many years ago and I found it on the net. The link below will take you there but maybe you shouldn't go there)

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