Scott Postma

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For the Pleasure of One

Jesus was a real disappointment to a lot of people during his earthly ministry.

He disappointed his family (Luke 2:41-50). He disappointed the people from his hometown (Matthew 13:53-58). He disappointed his disciples (John 6:60-66). He disappointed the religious leaders (Matthew 15:12). And he disappointed the crowds of people who had big plans for his future (Luke 4:28-30).

But in everything he did, he never once disappointed the Father…

And he who sent me is with me. He has not left me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to him.” (John 8:29, ESV)

Because we are simil iustus et peccator, in this life we will not be able to fully imitate Jesus in pleasing the Father. However, we can strive to imitate his priorities.

About Scott Postma

Scott lives in North Idaho collecting more books than he'll ever read in a lifetime. He helps people cultivate their capacity to perceive and appreciate the good, the true, and the beautiful by sharing rich insights into the arts and humanities, meaningful perspective on faith and culture, and valuable tips on writing and teaching. You can subscribe to the tribe and follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.

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