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"I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children,
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This week, "Good News Compage"
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Luke's Gospel chapter
14, verses 1-11.
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Religious experts humiliated!
In the days when Jesus lived in Israel the Pharisees and the experts in the Law greatly influenced the people by their words and actions. But the words and actions of Jesus often contradicted them!
"One Sabbath.. Jesus …was being carefully watched." There was a man with a pitiful disease right there in front of Him. "Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, ‘Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?' But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, He healed him and sent him away. "
The Pharisees and experts in the law did not agree with Jesus doing works of mercy on the Sabbath. Perhaps this was the first time the people had seen their religious experts humiliated. Jesus asked them, "'If one of you has a son or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull him out?' And they had nothing to say."
At other times Jesus had warned against those who would discourage the keeping of any of God's commands.
So, Jesus was not teaching that we can ignore God's fourth commandment that tells us to work only six days a week;
but He was showing us that we must use our common sense!
How very sad it is when people who want to please God just blindly trust in the words and actions of their religious leaders.
To be sure of understanding and pleasing God you must trust the words and actions of Jesus, His Son.
Teachers whose words or actions disagree with Jesus cannot be pleasing to God; yet with their false teachings they fill people with false hopes and false peace!
While Jesus was having a meal with a Pharisee, "He noticed how the guests picked the places of honour at the table. He told them this parable: ‘When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honour,'" for a more important person than you may have been invited. "If so, the host .. will come and say to you, `Give this man your seat.' Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place. But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, `Friend, move up to a better place.' Then you will be honoured in the presence of all your fellow guests."
Jesus taught His followers that "Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."
This was very different to what other teachers taught and practised.
True servants of the Lord Jesus are not people who are out to seek honour or power for themselves in the service of God.
I wonder have you been depending on the words and actions of religious leaders - men who have wanted honour and power for themselves by claiming they can make and keep you right with God? It is humiliating for such leaders, and their followers, to change and put their whole trust in Jesus.
You should put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ as your only Saviour and Priest today?
Read of how Jesus humiliated religious experts in Luke chapter 14, verses 1-11.
To read more of Luke's account of the life of Jesus turn to the Gospel of Luke in the Holy Bible.
Bye for now,
John Nixon, Ballincollig, Co.Cork, Ireland.
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Bible quotations from N.I.V.
1 Luke 14:1-4.
2 Luke 14:5-6.
3 Matthew 5:19.
4 Exodus 20:8-11.
5 Matthew 7:21-23. 15:3, 8-9.
6 John 14:6. 1st John 2:23. 2nd John 1:9.
7 Jeremiah 23:16-32. Matthew 23:5-39.
8 Luke 14:8-10.
9 Luke 14:11.
10 John 13:13-17. 2nd Corinthians 4:5-7.
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