November 10, 2018

JESUS the JUST ONE: “The God of our fathers has chosen you that you should know His will, and see the Just One, and hear the voice of His mouth. For you will be His witness to all men of what you have seen and heard” (Acts 22:14-15). These were the words of Ananias to the newly-converted Saul of Tarsus, but in a general sense they could be said of every believer. We have the privilege of introducing people to “the Just One,” the only One in history who is just what He seems to be. He had no secrets that caused His conscience to cringe, no hidden failures or lapses of judgment. I recall hearing of two little fellows weighing themselves on the family’s bathroom scales. One boy puffed out his cheeks and swelled up like a frog. “That won’t do any good,” cried out his playmate. “You can only weigh what you are.” Sadly, the world is full of people who, like Belshazar, “are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting” (Dan 5:27). Not Jesus! Everything is right about the Just One.