Early in the morning . . .

You will find that many people do what is most important in the morning. Many people do nothing in the morning and we can safely judge therefore that nothing is important to them. I speak this by permission. (Clarification: That was a joke) Putting jokes aside, we can find that many people will do what is most important, in the morning.

Now, using that idea (however flawed) we can deduce that if a person is willing to get up early in the morning, then whatever it is must be extremely important. Taking that in mind, let’s look at this scripture. “And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them.” – John 8:2

Let me clarify again, I’m not trying to pass judgment on those who sleep late or those who aren’t morning people. If you’re not a morning person, realize for a moment how important something would have to be for you to get up in the morning and leave your house for it.

I just want to point out two ideas to you. First, that these people in John 8, were passionate about learning from Jesus. They got up early to hear from Him. What a rebuke to us who treat the Bible as something to be lightly esteemed. I am convicted myself, even as I type this.

The second thing I wish to show you is that Jesus was passionate about teaching those who would listen. Notice, He didn’t go banging down doors and waking people up. Jesus went to the synagogue. A place where you would expect Him. And He allowed the people to come to Him. Jesus made Himself available.

So, in conclusion, I would challenge you to inspect your life. Maybe you naturally sleep in the morning. Maybe that is as it should be, or maybe you should stop hitting the snooze. I don’t know your schedule, and I’m not judging.

I would just suggest to you: Make God your priority, because He’s made you His.

“Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.” – Jeremiah 33:3


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