I know, I can hear the cries of “Heretic” floating towards me as I write.
But think for a moment. What motivated Jesus?
Love. The Joy set before Him.
Hang on – “Joy”?
looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
There’s a pseudo-puritanical mindset in so much of the church (note the small “c”) these days. Much is criticized about what has become known as the “Prosperity Gospel”. There is something wrong when a large section of an organisation thinks that health and wealth are ungodly.
Jesus never said money was evil, and He never said poverty was Godly.
The concept of Jesus as a Hedonist, a pleasure-seeker, sounds crazy at first. But…
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