Thursday, January 28, 2010

How could someone persecute Jesus!

I have a little desk calendar that I read daily. It gives me a scripture for the day and a brief thought to ponder. Today's was particularly powerful and I thought I would share.

I heard a voice speaking to me..."Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"
Acts 26:14
Stubbornness and selfishness will always stab Jesus Christ. It may hurt no one else, but it wounds His Spirit. Every time we stand on our own rights and insist that this is what we intend to do, we are persecuting Him. And when we finally understand that it is Jesus we have been persecuting all this time, it is the most crushing revelation ever.
Desk Calendar My Utmost for His Highest - Oswald Chambers


  1. I could. I sin everyday :-( I always cry every year on Palm Sunday when we first read the persecution of Christ and we say aloud, "Crucify Him!" I think it could have easily been anyone in that crowd--you, me, anyone

  2. I'm right there with you Renee. How could someone persecute Jesus was the headline for that particular days calendar reading. I felt so convicted by it I had to post it.