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Message on Blind Obedience

Here is a message on blind obedience from UBF.

Look at verses 2-3. “...saying to them, Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.’” In the last part of verse 2, the phrase “The Lord needs them” has a very important meaning in our Christian faith. When we review what Jesus said in verses 2-3, we find that it was a very uncommon instruction to his two disciples. In short, Jesus said, “Go and bring someone else’s donkey and her colt.” This donkey must have belonged to a widow. She loved her donkey like her own daughter. Her joy was to caress and stroke her back several times a day. As a widow, this might have been her joy of life. One day the donkey gave birth to a colt. The widow was even more joyful. But Jesus instructed two of his disciples, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” This was a very unusual command of Jesus to them. Jesus had taught them only about the holiness of God, a sanctified life, a compassionate heart toward the needy and poor, and healing and preaching. All of a sudden he said to them, “Go and bring someone else’s donkey and her colt.” It sounded very ridiculous to his two disciples and they could not believe their ears. What is more, this instruction didn’t match his teaching, for it seemed to be an instruction to steal another’s colt and donkey. The disciples could have asked, “What kind of instruction is this?” or “Tell us the meaning of it, we don’t understand.” But they didn’t do so. They took Jesus’ words to heart and obeyed.
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