Jesus Christ — Man of Logic
Jesus Christ used unfailing logic in everything He ever did. Consider the time He went to Matthew’s house to eat: people despised Matthew and his tax-collector friends because of their corrupt ways (Mark 2:15-16). On the other hand, people exalted the well-thought-of Pharisees and scribes because of their religious knowledge and zeal. Why would Jesus eat with sinners and tax-collectors instead of the “more religious” scribes and Pharisees? Why would the Messiah of God want to associate with sinners? These were the questions they asked Jesus.
Jesus’ answer demonstrates His logic: “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance” (Mark 2:17).
Jesus’ point? He did not come to this earth to have a party with those who thought of themselves as righteous; rather, He came to bring the light of God’s salvation to those who think of themselves as sinners. Only sick people go to the doctor, and only those who find themselves spiritually bankrupt see the need for Jesus. Unfailing logic.
Since Jesus is a Man of Logic, let us consider some questions that He might ask us today:
How logical is it to spend your life pursuing riches, seeing that your soul is your only eternal possession? (Mark 8:36-37; 1 Tim. 6:6-8)
How logical is it to delay obeying God’s word, since the future is uncertain? (Acts 24:25; 2 Cor. 6:1-2; James 4:13-15; Psalm 90:10-12)
What is there in your life that is so important that you would be repeatedly absent from the assembly of the saints? (Matt. 6:33; Heb. 10:25)
If you really believe in Me, why don’t you pray with your family? (1 Thess. 5:17; 1 Pet. 5:7)
How logical is it to send your hard-earned money to a missionary in a far-away country while you won’t cross the street to save a soul yourself? (Matt. 28:18- 20; Rom. 1:16)
How could you harbor racial prejudice in your heart and still call yourself a Christian? (Acts 10:34; Gal. 3:28)
What is there in your schedule that is more important than training your kids in the ways of the Lord? (Prov. 22:6; Eph. 6:4)
Why would a man continually live for himself throughout the week and then expect to be right with the Lord on Sunday? (Matt. 22:36-37; 1 Cor. 10:31; Matt. 6:24)
How logical is it to be bitter and angry at someone else, seeing that God Himself forgives us and shows us mercy? (Heb. 8:12; Matt. 6:12ff)
Why do you always insist on having your way, considering that Jesus Himself yielded His will to the Father? (Phil. 2:5-11)
If you eat three times a day, why would you assume it’s O.K. to feast on My word only two or three times a week? (Matt. 4:4; Job 23:12; Psalm 119:103)
How logical is it to hear the word of God and fail to do it? (James 1:22-26) —JB