“23 When He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age,…” Luke 3
Do you enjoy parallels? I very much enjoy parallels. And I have one I’d like to share but will require some action from you. Even if you don’t care for “parallels”… I’m confident this will be fascinating! Are you familiar with the fruit of an orange?
This fruit looks good and ready to eat, appealing to the eyes, expecting to provide nourishment. Because we’re knowledgeable “beings” can immediately identify the fruit in the image above. How long do you think I have before taking the first bite? Not long at all; a moment to decide, but seconds before… The “bite”. In a conversation with myself, it is not difficult to reject a fruit that is “forbidden”.
However, if that same fruit came from the hand of my wife. That changes everything. I trust my wife to give me good fruit. And, I’m all the more convinced that the fruit is good when she is sharing it from her hand. But what if my wife received the fruit based on a lie? What if the transaction for this fruit was accomplished by an evil agenda to get her husband’s life insurance? Or, too… Betray him with “wealth”, “wisdom”, and “power” by involving him on the “deal” that she previously made?