This summer we’re studying one of Jesus’ most famous sermons, the Sermon on the Mount. In this blog, Jackie Hatcher shares how her own understanding of the scriptures pointing to the character of Jesus has grown her faith and can do the same for you.
Discovery may be the ultimate obsession when purposed for growing in our faith and understanding the things of God.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. - John 14:6
I’ve discovered through this sermon series, Jesus prepared the path, placed lights along the way, and set left and right limits. Understanding John 14:6 allows for much more productivity in our worship, serving, and growing while navigating through this life.
Our ultimate search for righteousness culminates with the understanding that Jesus is the righteous one. Here is my understanding of His profile:
Righteous one: Jesus The Christ
Relationship status: Triune with Father and Holy Spirit
Education: Supernatural Doctorate of Divinity
Ultimate sacrifice: Death on the cross for me
Evidence of His Righteous profile reveals an exact match with the life He lived. He remained obedient to the Father, loved those cast out by culture, and completed His assignment. In retrospect the question remains, has my desire for understanding connected my profile with the life I live?
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6
Strong desire to know and understand the God I serve brings total fulfillment and change.
Through this fascinating search, I have come to realize I need and desire more of Him. Searching for more pushes me toward His throne of Grace where I find true love. While the journey through this series has been short, the list of self-righteous ideas was long. But now, they are placed at the feet of Jesus.
And after He had dismissed the crowds, He went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, - Matthew 14:23
Great discovery happens when we are alone in prayer.