Did Jesus Hurry
Yes! And back in those days, people did not hurry like we do today. How much better our work would be if people would slow down, not to mention our lives....Lets make right [righteous] decisions. Make God happy, my friends.+Ha, I rest my case.
---catherine on 10/3/10|
tachu - is the greek word used for 'quickly' or 'soon'. some versions use the word as a measurement of time 'soon'... some as a measure of speed. i prefer the latter. time has almost eliminated the former, but what is 'soon' to God?
'hurry' seems to denote 'making haste', and we have all heard 'haste makes waste'. but Jesus told Zacchaeus and Paul to make haste.
but geraldine seems to talking about 'making quick' with worry. and Jesus said not to worry and that means worry in any state.
so, the distinction is really unimportant because Jesus will come swiftly and He says to be ready.
---aka on 8/11/10|
In Isaac Asimov's Guide to the Bible, Asimov comments on "Behold, I come quickly" by saying something like "It's been 2000 years later, and we're still waiting". He confused "quickly" with "soon". When lightning strikes, it strikes quickly, regardless how long it takes before it strikes (and Jesus did compare his coming to lightninig).
How does hurrying differ from doing something quickly?
---StrongAxe on 8/11/10|
to come quickly and to come hurriedly are two different things.
---aka on 8/11/10|
YES! And it has been one of the hardest habit for me to break. I was a waitress for most of my unbelieving years, so I was expected to hurry and get the food out. Because of my afflictions which Satan gave to me, I have had to slow it-up.
---catherine on 8/10/10|
"Behold, I come quickly" (Revelation 3:11, 22:7, 22:12)
---StrongAxe on 8/10/10|
Jesus never married, either. Is this a pattern for us to follow? ---Cluny on 8/7/10
Mat 19:11 But he said to them, "Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given.
Mat 19:12 [Jesus said,] For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it."
So, the answer to your sage answer is, yes.
---aka on 8/9/10|
\\When thinking along these lines it is good to consider that Jesus never worried!!!! I find great comfort to realize the comforter never experienced anxiety or worry.
---mima on 8/5/10\\
Jesus never married, either.
Is this a pattern for us to follow?
---Cluny on 8/7/10|
Geraldine...If your house was on fire, would you hurry to get out???? The Lord is coming back soon! We need to HURRY and tell everyone about Jesus before they burn!!
---KarenD on 8/7/10|
According to the gospel author Mark you would think so by reading the Greek text for is repetitive use of a phrase translated into English "then immediately".
We do not know on what basis Mark makes this statement as he was never an apostle, if he is the John Mark from Acts he would have been very young and would have been with some one who was a follower of Jesus as he would have been a preteen or an early teenager as he was still young and immature when Paul sent him home in a mission journey with Paul and Barnabas.
---Friendly_Blogger on 8/7/10|
If a person hurries they are experiencing being anxious. Jesus was never anxious nor did he ever hurry.
When thinking along these lines it is good to consider that Jesus never worried!!!! I find great comfort to realize the comforter never experienced anxiety or worry.
---mima on 8/5/10|
Geraldine, Jesus never had to get up by an alarm clock, take a shower, put make-up on and RUSH off to work..lol.
I only allow myself enough time in the morning to get ready for work and run out the door and drive to work.
I'm not a morning person, but have an 8am to 5pm job.
I also don't have patience, but have allowed the Holy Spirit to teach me and restrain me from getting inpatient with stuff.
I think it's okay to hurry sometimes if it's in our nature to do so. Out of 3 of my friends, I was the only one who RUSHED up to the preacher in 1989 and asked him to pray for us for husbands - to this day, I'm the only one who was married out of the 3 of us! What does that tell you?
---Donna5535 on 8/5/10|
When Jesus heard that Lazarus was sick, Jesus stayed where He was, instead of hurrying to see Lazarus before he died (John 11:1-15).
But when people came to Him for healing, it seems He healed many, right away. He might not have been hurrying, though, but He did what He could, right away, "often enough" (c:
Mainly, Jesus did what our Father had Him doing, in submission to our Father, not going by any set legalistic rule or way, I would say. It was according to God's purpose, for each thing. Most of all, I understand, He was always personally sharing with our Father, so He was doing whatsoever our Father had Him doing, at each moment>>>that He did not hurry to do, but *instantly* did whatever our Father had Him doing (c:
---Bill_bila5659 on 8/5/10|
I don't recall the Bible saying He ever used a computer, either. Should this be a pattern for us to follow, Geraldine?
Can you find a passage that says He NEVER hurried?
While He didn't hurry to heal Lazarus, I'm sure He hurried to dinner, or hurried to get a rush order done in the carpenter shop.
He hurried up time with the three hours of darkness to make up the three days and nights be in the heart of the earth to save us.
He also teleported Himself from Emmaus to the Upper Room where the other disciples were. If this isn't hurrying, what is?
---Cluny on 8/5/10|