LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL
Saturday, December 1, 2018
YOUR READING OF IT
READ: Luke 10:25-28
25 And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.
26 And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.
27 Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him,
28 Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man’s brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
MEMORISE: He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?” (Luke 10:26).
In our text today, the lawyer who queried Jesus already had a very wrong intention- to test Jesus, the perfect Wisdom of God (v. 25). So many people approach Jesus, read His Word (the Bible), or listen to sermons with biased/prejudiced minds. Your questions during the Sunday school or Bible study, are they not meant to prove Your so called ‘superior’ theological/Bible knowledge-arrogance, or to ‘wash down’ God’s Word and the speaker?
God sees very deeply into your intention and ulterior motives, as the case may be, and has the right response and reward for such, respectively (cf. Gal.6:7).
In Luke 10:26, we see that things regarding the understanding of God’s word First, What is written… implies the ability to read the Scripture correctly, without distortion. But much more important is the second implication.
…Your reading of it. In other words, Jesus was asking the young ruler, “How do you see or understand what you have read? What do you choose to see in what you read in the scripture? Are you sure you are not reading your prejudices into it?
Your reading of the word of God would you determine your attitude to it, because the way you conceive what goes into your mind determines how you perceive and react to the world around you. Your reading of the scripture would determine what you make of, and make out of it. Many read the scripture upside down to their own damnation. Hope you are not one of them? No wonder false teachings, distortions and outright heresies abound today. Beware?
1. Lord, give me the right understanding of your Word as I study it daily.
2. Holy Spirit, help me never to abuse or distort Your Word anywhere, anytime.
3. Lord, deliver Your Church from false teacher/prophets and heretics, in Jesus’ name
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Ezekiel 36 -37
HAPPY NEW MONTH TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Source: Living Water Daily Devotional