Monday, June 17, 2019

Jesus Never Took an Opinion Poll

Jesus never took an opinion poll to see how popular He was in Israel. He never said, “Peter, I’m really worried about what people think of me. Why don’t you take a poll to see how popular I am?” A couple of weeks later Peter returns with the results. “I hate to say this but your approval ratings aren’t good.”

57% say you argue too much with the Pharisees and you need to learn to get along with them;

68% believe you were too hard on the rich young ruler when you told him to sell everything he owned and to give it to the poor;

63% said your sermons about the camel going through the eye of the needle and casting a mountain into the sea were just too hard to believe;

86% say you need to stop talking about hell because it’s scaring everyone;

91% were really disturbed when you told everyone to eat your flesh and drink your blood or they wouldn’t have eternal life. You lost a lot of support over that statement.

Jesus only sought approval from His Father. He said, “I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me” (John 5:30). As His followers, we live to please God and it doesn’t really matter what other people think. Your approval rating from God will be the only poll that matters 10,000 years from now.
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