Why Jesus wanted a donkey not Ferrari or BMW?

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Okay, we know there was no BMW or Ferrari at that time….however, there was horses, which looked good, faster….

However, If we look in the bible verse, Jesus wants a donkey to ride around. Have we ever thought why he wanted a donkey?

In the holy bible it is written.


Matthew 11:2

Then Jesus sent two disciples, Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me


Why would Jesus want a donkey to ride? God seemed so keen to ride a donkey. So, if we look carefully on the characteristics of a donkey.

Donkeys have distinct characteristics.


Hard worker, strong and intelligent

Donkeys are stronger than a horse of the same size. It could carry lots of things required while travelling as Jesus was travelling all the time.


Herd animal

Donkeys don’t like being kept alone. So, it would not be distracted while preaching around in the crowds.


Concentration and curiosity

Donkeys have better concentration, i.e. they are less easily startled (unlike horses). So, donkey was more reliable and trustworthy to travel with.


Stubborn

Donkeys have highly developed sense of self-preservation. Hence difficult to force or frighten. While training a donkey, action and words plays important role. By doing this they can trust to be protected from harm. So, donkey needs a bond with its owner.


Dogs are scared (Natural aversion to canine)

Dogs are scared away easily/ naturally by a donkey. So, it would help Jesus on his way to the preaching without being entangled by astray dogs around villages at that time.


Powerful hearing

Donkeys can hear from 60 miles away as they have bigger ears than horses.


Donkeys can survive deserts

Donkeys have a different digestive system, which can break down inedible vegetation and extract moisture from food efficiently. So, while travelling with limited food and water, donkey was the most efficient means of transport at that time.

Facts sourced from http://www.mikesdonkeys.co.uk/facts.html

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Man is greedy

There are many explanations about greed…but today we will explore about the impact on the stages of a life of man with an example.

Ever wondered why man lives longer than animals (donkey, dog & Owl)? This maybe one of the good examples of portraying the greediness that lies in man. God created different living creatures on earth and left them to live on earth. The living creatures were donkey, dog, owl and man.

So, the God decided to give each creature with life span of 40 years to each. Donkey then realized it’s too long for him to have 40 years. So, he went to God and asked for reducing his life span. So, God said, “Okay, I will remove your 20 years of span.

At the mean time, man went to God as he was intelligent but was greedy and full of covetousness. So, man went to God and asked for more life because he wanted to live more. So, God granted his wish by adding 20 years (total of 60 years) more, which was compensated by donkeys’ life.

Similarly, dog was also frustrated to live his life for 40 years. So, he decided to go to God and ask to reduce his life span. So, he was also granted to reduce his life span by 20 years. Again, man went and said “Could you increase my life a little bit more?”. So, God granted his wish and the man could live further more of 20 years (total of 80 years). Similarly, owl didn’t want to live for 40 years.

However, man still wanted more life. So, he could spend 20 years more (total of 100years). Now, lets think more. Man lived for 40 years as God initially gave him 40 years…but at the end he is going to live for 100 years because of his greed.

The table below will explain clearly the 60 years acquired from different animals by man.

Acquired from (20 years) Explanation
Donkey After 40 years of age man needs to work like a donkey for future of family.
Dog After 60 years of age man becomes old and everyone around starts to go away and mock about because of the age.
Owl After 80 years of age, man will have high probability of eyesight problems.

If only man hadn’t been so greedy, the life would be so different. So, the bible says,

Proverbs 23:25

A greedy man stirs up strife,

but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.

Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool,

but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Whoever gives to the poor will not want,

but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.

When the wicked rise, people hide themselves,

but when they perish, the righteous increase.

Green Pastures….. Issue-1

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“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21

Dear Readers,

Our lives these days are so hi-tech, that we turn to technology for everything. For a minute if we do not have phone, Internet and computer we feel we have forgotten to breath. Some how this is how the world is moving on. Every little child knows how to use phone, computer and Internet minute they open their eyes and be stable. This I say is because my son is just 14 months old and he know what is phone. He knows how to unlock and tap on the apps; like wise computer and Internet too.

But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.” Daniel 12:4 All this is the fulfilment of the Biblical prophecy.Yes, the world is going in one direction but we the Christian believers are to go into different direction.

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13&14

Hence, In order to lead our lives in the direction that the Lord want us to go Lord Jesus has given His living words “BIBLE” and with it we have so much of help and support from our servants, shepherds, sons, teachers, fathers, mothers, brothers, friends and family of God to help nurture our lives.

Why not to take advantage of their experiences in their rocky road of spiritual lives. We learn from our mistakes and we learn from others mistakes, this is how we make ourselves. Today we may fall but wise man will stand up and walk again, but wiser will prepare before fall which not to happen. So, lets be wiser.

“Remember now they creator in the days of thy youth….” Ecclesiastes 12:1

This Green Pastures youth magazine will give this opportunity to build in our character to be a better man.This great first issue has dealt in the following heads, which might excite you all:

  • Bethany – The Master’s Motive
  • True Satisfaction
  • The Cursed Fig Tree
  • Tower of Babel
  • Scientific facts in the Bible
  • How to Overcome Temptations

And many more ……

That is why I say….. go and see how is it…..

God Bless you all.

 

 

 

Worried about loosing what you have?

Are you worried about the new house you bought?  New car you got recently? Maybe an expensive phone? …. Or about the huge savings you have in your account? Are you worried about what you will eat, drink or wear tomorrow? Or maybe thinking about what might happen tomorrow to the world?

If you are looking for an explanation or an answer. Probably you can solve it. To solve it you will have to make a choice.


The bible says, seek first the kingdom of Lord and all the things you desire for shall be given to you.


You may read Matthew 6.31-33 for further exploration.

Don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ …………..your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of Godabove all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

Focus on key words: Seek kingdom of GOD, righteously on the above words. We will be talking about this topic later if Gods will.

Another question to bring weight. Have you ever seen a good Christian believer begging for money on the streets? Well this is just an example.

Therefore brothers and sisters, if you seek GOD with all your heart you will not need to worry for tomorrow.

Instead you can save your treasures in heaven where no one can destroy it. It’s all yours…Yes, it’s all yours.


Instead lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6.20,21)


If you are struggling to understand the secret. You have to pray yourself and believe. He (Lord) will answer you…….


The holy bible says….ask and it shall be given unto you. Seek and you shall find. (Matthew 7.7)


If you want to know more. You are always welcome.

Praise the Lord!