Pastor Insight

Jesus the Un-opportunist

“Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.” – John 6:15

After the miracle of feeding 5000 with the contents of a boy’s lunch pail Jesus gained incredible notoriety. They wanted to make him their king. Jesus had an open door of opportunity for advancement within his people. He intentionally withdrew to get away from everyone and be alone. Jesus didn’t walk through the open door of opportunity. He was not an opportunist. His decisions were not based on personal advancement but kingdom advancement and His role in that objective. Open doors of opportunity are not always provided by God for us to walk through.

Do I make my decisions based more on personal advancement or kingdom advancement?

– Pastor Dan