Trusting God When It Doesn’t Make Sense

By Dr. Phil Wilkes () on August 27, 2017 as part of the God Empowered Living series
Jesus tells us You have to die in order to live.” What is the craziest thing you have ever done? In Matthew 19 Jesus tells a wealthy young ruler something crazy. The man asks what he needs to do to receive eternal life. Jesus tells him to sell all he owns and then follow our Lord. The man leaves because he wasn’t willing to give up his wealth. He wanted Jesus on his own terms. Jesus offers us a new life but we have to come on his terms. Following Jesus doesn’t make sense from the world’s point of view. Jesus tells us things like “you have to die to yourself in order to live; if you want to be first you must be the last; when others offend you instead of getting even you forgive them. Disciples of Jesus trust God when it doesn’t make sense to do so