January 06, 2020: SOAP #3686: Genesis 15-17; Luke 6
Scripture: Luke (NIV) 6:7 The Pharisees and the teachersof the law were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched himclosely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath.
Observation: Iwonder how I would feel if everywhere I went some people would be watching tosee if I did something wrong. People whodid not like me and were looking for a way to criticize me.
That Jesus could heal was not in question. They already admitted that to be true. But would he do it on the Sabbath? Would Jesus work on the Sabbath? Would he break their man-made laws?
Application: ThePresident of our nation has found himself in a situation like Jesus in the passageabove. It is NOT because he is likeJesus, but because those who do not like him ARE like the religious leaders ofJesus day.
Paul wrote to Timothy (1Timothy 2:1-3) that we should pray for those in authority.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, lead me and anoint me to pray forthose in authority. Amen
Making friends for time and eternity!