Never Cast Out

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.” (John 6:37 English Standard Version.)

Jesus and the Pharisees by Gustav Dore

When Jesus said “whoever comes to me I will never cast out,” he spoke truth as always. However, we must emphasize the ME in this promise. In other words, we must take Jesus for what he is in his character and his person.

In his person, he is the Son of God—absolute Lord. In his character he is perfectly holy, shining with godliness. That is who we must come to.

A few came to him for his holiness and godhood. Most came to something else: a fire escape; a faith healer; a magician; a revolutionary leader; a moralist; an arbiter, a charlatan. While on earth in human form, Jesus corrected those who came to him with false conceptions, showing them who he really was. And when they could not face who he really was, THEY turned away. Rich Young Ruler, Pharisee, bread-seeking mob—all grumbled at his claims, rejected his demands, walked away. He sent no one away, cast no one out.

I have been forced to ask myself, which category am I in? Am I among those who come to Jesus as he is, accepting his full claim on me, or do I come to a caricature of Christ and seek to use him for my ends? Are powerlessness and ineffectiveness silent witnesses to an inadequate relationship with Christ?

 

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