JESUS, THE KILLER OF COMFORT
Jesus wants to kill our comfort and give us a life full of the Father’s will.
On a hot day, after Jesus had just ministered to a sharp-tongued, serial monogamist (John 4:1–30), his disciples came to him and wanted to make sure he ate something.
Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying,, "Rabbi, eat" (John 4:31).
Jesus’ response to their concern was a subtle, but masterful, rebuke:
Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, then comes the harvest'? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest" (John 4:34–35).
It isn’t their concern for his welfare that he rebukes. It’s their 9–5, punch-a-clock, business-as-usual mentality he wants to dislodge from the rhythm of their life. Jesus creates disequilibrium in his disciples’ balanced approach to life.