deeper things: “and binding Jesus”

Yep…that’s what it says…right there in Mark 15:1.

Crazy isn’t it? They bound the Son of God. God…as in the One who created all things. Yep. Bound Him.

That leaves one thing unstated yet obvious: He allowed it.

It would be crazy to conclude otherwise.

And in Philippians Paul writes, “have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus”.

What attitude? Among other things, Jesus allowed Himself to be bound by mere mortals…by the ones HE CREATED.

Did you catch that part? The part about Him…creating…?

He gave up His rights. His rights to heaven and all its glory. He gave it all up to rescue us.

What attitude? The one that accepts that I have no rights to x, y, and z.

No rights.

If I am really His.

Then why live like I’m above how Jesus lived? Why live like I have rights to x, y, and z? Why?

Because I’ve forgotten I’m a clay pot.

Meant to be filled and poured out at the discretion of the Potter.

Just a clay pot.

If I’m His, containing a great treasure is certainly part of the equation, but how silly to mistake the clay pot to be the treasure.

Silly…foolish…misleading…no rights.

“Woe to one who quarrels with his Maker – an earthenware vessel among the vessels of the earth! Will the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you doing?’ Or the thing you are making say, ‘Has he no hands?” ~ Isaiah 45:9


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