Thursday, May 19, 2005

Luke-Laying wait

Luke 11:53  And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:
Luke 11:54  Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

They could wait forever and never find a real fault with the words Jesus spoke; He spoke his Father's words. One thing we can learn from this is that with much speaking error can come from our lips, so we need to speak the word of God, especially to those laying wait to find reasons to accuse us. The devil is as a lion, laying wait for us to sin or say something foolish.  

1 Pet 5:8  Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1 Pet 5:9  Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.

The devil is a liar, so finding nothing wrong with Jesus, false witnesses were brought in to accuse him.  

Mat 26:63  But Jesus held his peace. And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
Mat 26:64  Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Mat 26:65  Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
Mat 26:66  What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.

 People who reject Jesus will reject his witnesses. They are foolish, playing the devils fool and sealing their damnation. Do not be afraid of them, instead, pray for them.

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