These are the statements from Jesus that are all counter-intuitive. Men especially would have trouble with these statements; unless they’re Christian. Even then, the nature of men, in general, would have trouble following most or at least some some of what Jesus stated to His Disciples
My wife and I are in the process of moving. WOW! We had talked about this, but just for the future. But how many of us know that the future can come abruptly into our lives. We need to prepare for the future – whatever that may be. We’ve been preparing for that both practically and spiritually.
I’ve seen people in recovery be successful, only to stumble from exhaustion and end up worse than when they’ve started. I’ve seem legalists so involved in judging others that the sin they were so focused on overtook themselves. And I’ve seen church members overwhelmed with guilt and no-one willing to help them.
The point in both cases is looking out for the welfare of others. That’s humility. Pride is the virus that makes people think of themselves first, and many times only.
Sometimes if I’m smart, frustration will lead to resolution. But I had to do two things in the right order. Both based on scripture.