Monday, April 25, 2016

Flattery



April 25

Daily Bible Reading: Luke 20:1 – 26

Verse of the Day: Luke 20:21 – “And they asked him, saying, Teacher, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, and acceptest not the person of any, but of a truth teachest the way of God:”

Flattery. In our verse today, we can think that these who came to ask Him a question thought very highly of Him and His teaching. However, if we read the preceding verse, “And they watched him, and sent forth spies, who feigned themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his speech, so as to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor.” Jesus knowing their hearts in questioning Him responded in a way “that hey were not able to take hold of the saying before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace” (20:26).

People today seek to trap us with our words, that is why it is imperative that we know and use the Scriptures. They are always correct, no matter what the world says.

Prayer: May I speak what is in Your Word today at all times. Amen.



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