“When they heard this, the Jewish leaders were so enraged that they picked up rocks to stone him to death. But Jesus said, “My Father has empowered me to work many miracles and acts of mercy among you. So which one of them do you want to stone me for?””
John 10:31-32 TPT
This is just a prime example of the Blessing that’s been built in.
Jesus was walking amidst a crooked generation, and yet, He remained chill and walked the Blessing out anyway.
In my flesh, I tend to determine who needs the Blessing I carry-
based on their responses.
But Jesus didn’t.
He freely gave.
I have to admit, my acts aren’t always merciful.
That needs to change-
Because Jesus had the revelation of His Father’s Love, for all.
Jesus didn’t just come to bless the good church goers, as a matter of fact, most of them couldn’t see the forest for the trees.
Even their hateful accusations and attitudes couldn’t deter Him from sharing the wealth of the Father’s heart towards them.
Which of his kind acts could they stone Him for? He asked.
That question festers an examination of my heart.
Do I truly live for others?
Could they only cast stones for the kind acts, they see in me, or do I need to put my stones down that I, too, have been throwing back at them?
Love overcomes evil.
We aren’t supposed to throw stones at those throwing stones.
We are called to love them.
It’s our decision.
We’ve freely received because of Jesus’ decision to freely love us.
Shouldn’t we extend the same free gift?