We read Luke 13 in today's Spoken Word Bible Reading Plan. I have always loved this part found in verses 10-14:
Notice that JESUS was teaching on the Sabbath. He was teaching the Word. The people who were there were there to hear Him teach! As JESUS was teaching, He noticed this woman who SHOULD have been healed! She had been in this condition for 18 years!When JESUS saw her, He knew immediately that she had an evil spirit of infirmity. None of the religious leaders present had discerned this for 18 years! They COULD have! The response of the leader of the synagogue revealed a heart condition! A heart that was NOT in tune with the Spirit of Almighty God! He scolded the crowd for coming for healing on the Sabbath, when healing had never been available any other time other than when JESUS was present! Not for 18 years! I would hope that after THIS response from JESUS that this leader repented and became teachable! We do not know! Verses 15-17:
Those religious leaders were all put to shame because they SHOULD have helped this woman LONG before this moment! They were 'put to shame'! The opinions of those who do not know the Word of God, and their Covenant with HIM, should have no bearing on any decision that you make! Continue in the Word of God. Dare to believe what the Word says and dare to receive ALL that God has provided for you! AMEN! This will bring glory to JESUS' Name! Here is Hillsong Kids with "Ask, Seek, Knock":
Shalom in Him!