In Luke 6 today we see Jesus healing a man in the synagogue on the Sabbath. The scribes and Pharisees were angry and began to plot against Jesus. I LOVE verse 11 in the Amplified Bible:
11 But they were filled with lack of understanding and senseless rage and discussed (consulted) with one another what they might do to Jesus. AMP
Doesn't that make so much sense as to why they were angry? They weren't merely ignorant of the Truth of God's Word, but they were FILLED with a lack of understanding! In the KJV it says that they were "filled with madness". "With madness" is the Greek word "anoia". Strong's Concordance says: stupidity, rage. Thayer's Greek Lexicon says: want of understanding, folly; madness expressing itself in rage. Vine's Expository Dictionary says: without understanding, denotes folly and this finding its expression in violent rage.
If they were filled with a lack of understanding, there was no place for the Truth to enter in! Do you see a parallel with certain people that you deal with today? What is the answer? How do we reach them with the Truth? This is why we pray before we share the Truth with them! The Holy Spirit knows what bit of light will get through to them! Have you ever been in a very dark room and then saw a tiny pinprick of light? Your eyes were drawn right to the light! THAT is what happens with the unbelievers that we are praying for! When even a pinprick of the Light of God's Word gets through, it is enough to brighten their entire being, for a moment! Once they accept that Truth, they will be open for even more! Keep praying and keep sharing the Gospel. The Holy Spirit knows HIS job, and HE does it well! Amen! Here is Hillsong United with "Light Will Shine":
Shalom in Him!