Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God. Hebrews 6:1
"Daddy, what was Jesus' IQ?"
Go ahead, you wanted to be a father, a question such as that one is where a father earns his daddy points. If Jesus were to take one of our IQ tests and scored anything less than perfection, the test would be flawed. We know that perfection is one of His qualities. The Pharisees, on the other hand, refused to know such a thing and tested our Lord constantly. Which brings up another interesting point. If testing the Lord was their job, and the law and the prophets was their excuse, then why didn't they test the Lord in the way they knew was laid out by the prophet?
If the prophet in question, Jesus or John the Baptist or any pretender, simply enjoyed the tithes and offerings brought and failed to bless the land then they would be exposed as a fraud, right? Well... the tithe test never did benefit God directly, as He does not need our provision, and such a test can easily expose the motive of the tither. That is, if we work out the percentage carefully, and take the $57.33 it works out to into the temple expecting God to respond with a winning lottery ticket by way of blessing, then we expose the greed behind our selfish giving. It would be moot anyway; Jesus already passed the test that matters most to us: He laid down His life to save us and then took it up again exactly as He said He would proving His love and His word beyond question. Now the test is on us: do we believe in Him?
Hmm, now it is a noon devotional because I walked out this morning without sending it. I think that is one of those old age things I was warned about!Love in Christ, Bucky