Disappointing: a verb or an adjective
The word ‘disappointing’ can either be a verb or an adjective. If you were to use the phrase ‘Disappointing Jesus’ in a sentence about you and Jesus – would it be a verb or an adjective. (It may simply not apply). Using it as a descriptor, an adjective in regard to the subject, would mean Jesus is one whom you are disappointed with – he is one who disappoints – Jesus is a disappointment. Using it as a verb, an action word would mean that the subject, the person, is disappointing Jesus – you are (I am) disappointing Jesus – Jesus is the one whom I am disappointing.
Is jesus disappointing you or are you disappointing him?
Matthew 11:6 Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.
All around I find that ‘Jesus’ is disappointing people – wanting too much, asking too much, expecting too much, healing too little, bailing out too little, not showing up often enough, not having people’s back when they step out, allowing them to be mocked, scorned, rejected.
Either he is disappointing or we have the wrong end of several sticks.
Expectation of money stick.
Expectation of job stick.
Expectation of health stick.
Expectation of miracle stick.
Expectation of relationships stick.
Expectation of self actualisation stick.
Expectation of death avoidance stick.
I think we need to check our expectations in at the door and get our head in the game – which is actually a war.
In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
It must be said, in this age of IS or ISIS nutters, please notice for the Christian it is always and only one’s own blood that one must be willing to shed; never the blood of another. When a christian does spill the blood of another they have no basis, no license, no warrant from their book (New Testament) or from their model (Jesus of Nazareth – crucified and risen from the dead).