51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; 53 but they did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. 54 When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” 55 But he turned and rebuked them. 56 Then[b] they went on to another village.
“Resolutely…” What a great word!
In that one word is my eternity. In that one word is my peace, my forgiveness for sin, my salvation and my hope. In that one word is friendship with God and the immeasurable comfort of my Friend, the Holy Spirit.
In that one word is how Jesus feels about me.
That one word is forever and will never change.
“Resolutely” (his face was set) means Jesus is saying “B’s salvation is at hand – I won’t meander, I won’t take my time or shy away. This is my chance to save him and I will get to the cross in Jerusalem as quickly as I can because HE IS WORTH IT”
“Resolutely” shows definitively and forever how God feels about us. Oh may He be praised forever and ever! Amen
Written by Boudy VanNoppen