Written by Jarrid Wilson
Jesus said a lot of things throughout the Bible, but there are also a lot of things he didn’t. Here are eight things Jesus never said.
- “NO SHIRT, NO SHOES, NO SERVICE.”
Jesus did not provide the necessities of life. No matter how long you have lived, the love of Christ is available to anyone who is willing to accept it. No one is too guilty to be forgiven and eternal salvation.
- “FOLLOW ME, I WILL BRING YOU GLORY AND LUCK.
Jesus never promised glory or riches, yet these are not the things he opposes when used for his glory. If your mind is focused on the pursuit of material things, you may want to consider which god you truly desire.
- “EVERYTHING WILL GO ACCORDING TO YOUR PLAN.”
Many of us have prayed to Jesus, thinking that whatever we ask of him will be answered in our day. The truth is that not all prayers will be answered, but that Jesus has the power to fulfill any prayer he asks of him. That’s great! Just because a prayer is not answered in your time does not mean that your prayer is not being heard. God is all-knowing, all-knowing and all-knowing what is best for each of us as individuals. Take a step back and trust God, His time and will.
- “I WILL BLESS YOU IF YOU PRAY SO MUCH ENOUGH.
The blessing of prayer is in prayer itself. Communication and communication between our heavenly Father and us are more satisfying than anything else we can ask for. Jesus is not a magician, and if your prayers seem more like a desire rather than a heartfelt conversation, you may want to reconsider how your foundation of faith is built.
- “LIFE IS GOING TO BE WITHOUT ROUGH PATCHES.”
So many people think that just because they believe in Jesus means that everything will be perfect and perfect. This is not the case at all. You can have a relationship with Jesus, but this does not mean that life will stop moving forward, difficult situations will disappear, and difficult times will never happen. Although Jesus did not say that life would be easy, he said that he would be there to help you in your time of need. The message of the Gospel is not that life will be perfect, but that in its perfection we have a perfect and flawless Savior.
- “I WILL ANSWER PRAYERS IN YOUR TIME.”
Although God is faithful to his prayers, we cannot expect him to respond to all our prayers. Faith is trust in God even when things do not go our way, and that includes a prayer that we feel may not be answered at the wrong time. Faith is trusting in God’s time, not ours.
- “YOU’RE GOING TO BE SAVED.”
No one is too far away to have a good relationship with God. No matter where life has taken you, you always have the opportunity to look around and see Jesus’ open arms. The forgiveness and love He gives us is not something we can run away from, or too dirty to receive.
- “YOU MUST HAVE GOOD THINGS.”
Jesus never said he deserved a great house, a nice car, a big salary and a good job. In fact, everything in the Gospels points to simplicity and luxury. This does not mean that you are not allowed to have good things, but Jesus did not promise to give them anything. God’s plan for each of our lives is different, and we need to understand that not everyone will make the same money, drive the same type of car, or live in the same type of housing.
What we need to understand is that Jesus said we should love our neighbor, help the needy, and the widows and the homeless deserve to be loved as Christ loves the church. You do not deserve good things. but you get to feel the love of Christ, and that is more important than anything the world can offer.