Friday, 3 June 2016

Stop Crying

Spirit & Life Devotional
Friday, 3 June 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim

Stop Crying

'Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, 'Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.'" John 20:13 NKJV

After the crucifixion of Jesus, on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb at dawn to anoint His body, but when she got to the tomb she saw that the stone that covered the entrance to the tomb had been taken away. She ran to Peter, and John, and said to them, “They have taken away the Lord out and we do not know where they have laid Him.”

Peter and John got to the tomb, saw the linen clothes and left confused and speechless, but Mary stayed back crying. The question is, "Why did she cry?" "Why was Peter and John confused?" The Bible says that it is because they did not know the Scripture! In other words, if they knew the Scripture they wouldn't have felt the way they did.

That tells me that some tears and pains are unnecessary! That tells me that some complaints are unnecessary! If we will spend time knowing and understanding the Scriptures our reactions to certain things that happen in our lives, good or bad, would be different! For instance, the Bible says that all things work together for the good of them that love God! And it says again, "Say to the righteous that it shall be well with him!"

Abraham knew the Scriptures, so even when himself and Sarah seemed barren, he staggered not at the promise of God in unbelief: instead of being sad and worried he gave glory to God! So stop crying; know the Scripture, maintain a proper attitude and give glory to God!

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