Sekhel, A Sense of Excellence! Part Two
“Bear with one another and forgive any complaint you may have against someone else. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” Colossians 3:13
What does it mean to have a sense of excellence? Many people would say that it’s about having high standards and doing your best. Many people in this world have a sense of excellence control their temper. They are not the type to lash out at someone for a wrong they didn’t do. Rather, they earn respect by overlooking wrongs doing and forgiving easily. They also tend to be proactive rather than reactive, which can help them take control of situations.
In John 8:1-12, Jesus demonstrated having a sense of excellence when the Sadducees and Pharisees came with an offensive accusation to tempt Him to anger and misjudge. Although, of course, all the accusers knew the sin of adultery is punishable by the law of Moses, yet brought her to Jesus to see how he would make decisions and hold him responsible for his judgment. However, Jesus is a man of discretion and slow to anger was able to handle the matter with understanding.
In John 8:12, Jesus says, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.”
Jesus is the light of the world. Whoever follows Him will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life. Jesus came to set us free from our sin and give us the light of life. He wants us to have a sense of excellence to know the truth and be set free. However, for us to be able to do this, Jesus wants us to follow Him as our role model. As we follow Jesus, we will learn to have compassion for others and act with integrity. This will help us reach our full potential and live a fulfilling life.
So, the next time you’re faced with a decision or judgment, consider how Jesus made decisions about the woman that was caught in the act of adultery. According to the Bible, Jesus showed compassion and forgiveness towards this woman. He shows her love instead of condemnation and wants her to repent and be saved. Her accusers demanded that she be stoned to death, but Jesus showed mercy on her by telling her that she should instead go and sin no more. He then told her to go and sin no more forever. So, you too can make an excellent decision. Amen. James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
1. Oh Lord, give me wisdom that I may know how to make a wise decision where I go in Jesus’ name.
2. Holy Spirit, I can’t do without you; help me not be arrogant in decision making. Amen.