So we all like the idea of being in control, don’t we? Almost every decision we make is made because of our intention to be in control of a situation. It could be so that we don’t have to depend on others for money, relationships, or anything that comes to mind. We as humans like to be independent and have complete control over the entire situation. Let’s look at a situation where a mighty group was at the mercy of one man.
“When He told them, “I am He,” they stepped back and fell to the ground. Then He asked them again, “Who is it you’re looking for?” “Jesus the Nazarene,” they said. 8 “I told you I am He,” Jesus replied. “So if you’re looking for Me, let these men go.” This was to fulfill the words He had said: “I have not lost one of those You have given Me.”
John 18:6-9Hcsb Bible
So in this situation, Judas knew Jesus and decided to betray him and he knew Jesus was powerful. So guess what he did. He got a huge group of Roman soldiers, temple police and to top it off, he brought along the religious authority with him in order to arrest Jesus. This is all a hint of a man wanting to be in control, if that be the priests or Judas himself is not important here. They wanted to be in control of the situation if Jesus and the rest of his disciples decided to fight and escape.
After they approach, Jesus answers who he was and tells them that he is the one they have come to arrest. Immediately after this, they all fall down, not in submission but rather awe of him after he acknowledges his presence in front of them. All of these strong mighty men of war and police and priests were on the floor at his presence and by just his word.
This reminds of when in the future, every knee will bow and mouth confess that he is LORD. This just goes to show us a few things.
One, no matter how much we try to stay in control of a situation, if it is against Gods will for the world, it may fall apart really quickly. Sometimes God may want us to be in submission to him rather than in control of the situation to teach us valuable lessons.
Now the group eventually did arrest Jesus, but not because of them being in a group but rather Jesus being in control of the situation and wanting this to happen. Jesus is forever in control even in the times of our lives that make no sense. So be ready for when you aren’t in control. Be ready to bow down. Be ready to relinquish control to God that has all control.
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