Beware of serving a fictional Jesus. In many places we have attempted to impose our values and desires onto Jesus rather than pursuing a relationship with the Lord, listening to His will for our lives, and following His commandments. When difficulties and trials abound, a Jesus concocted by our own heart will not shine. The real Jesus will be revealed in power and glory through a people dedicated to His purposes.

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left to you desolate; for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’

Matthew 23:37-39

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Steven Menking is the Senior Editor of On the Objective and the founder of The Amateur Society. He is a Christian economist, commentator, and thinker based in New York City. Prior to being born again in 2014, Steven was an investment banking analyst and an equities trader. He currently works full time as a private tutor and uses his spare time to research, write, podcast, and advance the Kingdom of God. All glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!