Sunday, April 24, 2016

Am I a Hindrance?

April 24

Daily Bible Reading: Luke 19:29 – 48

Verse of the Day: Luke 19:9 – 10 – “And he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold, saying unto them, It is written, And my house shall be a house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of robbers.”

This section of Scriptures where Jesus enters into Jerusalem begins the final section of Luke’s writing. He displays anger at what was going on. The merchants that were in the court of the Gentiles were selling sacrificial animals at exorbitant prices. Moneychangers were making excessive profit. This holy place of worship had become a site for taking advantage of the people. Instead of turning people to God in worship, they were causing hardship and misery.

Today, do we sometimes place hardships on others that keep them from focusing upon God? How do you think Jesus feels about this? What would He say today?

Prayer: Holy Spirit, keep me from being a burden or hindrance to someone’s worship of the Father. Make me a channel of praise today. Amen and Amen.

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