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 shares valuable tips on writing and teaching, rich insights into theology and literature, and meaningful perspective on living a life of significance. You can subscribe to the tribe and follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.