Pain in the Heart of Jesus

Friday, September 13, 2013
Luke 20:1–26

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The usual interpretation of this famous verse is Jesus’ endorsement about paying taxes. Actually, it simply illustrates his masterful skill in dodging the malicious traps laid by adversaries.

There is something deeper happening for Jesus. Enter the divine heart and experience the gnawing pain, frustration, and sadness that are there. Here is the Caesar of all Caesars, the King of all kings, spending precious time dodging barbed questions from leaders of God’s people, instead of being able to unfold for them the Words of life.

Do you play any games with Jesus similar to those of the Pharisees? Be silent … Let Jesus do the talking and the questioning, while you listen and surrender to being a disciple.

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
Stone rejected—cornerstone. v. 17
I do not reject You, Lord v. 17
What belongs to God is God’s. v. 25
Lord, I am amazed at You. v. 26

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