Bible Study & Devotional Day 110
🔴 Deeply Rooted DNA (From Luke 24 Day Devotional)
written by: Torrie Slaughter
Compliments make us feel at ease when we are asked challenging questions. Sometimes we are so discouraged that support from anyone is like freshwater. But insincerity is a scheme in which Jesus shows us how to maneuver.
In Luke 20:20-21, the pharisaic leaders sent spies to provoke Jesus to blaspheme.
Luke 20:24 Jesus asked those that were trying to trap Him, whose image was on the denarius. The duality and depth of this question lead to a more profound understanding. If Caesar’s image was on the money, it belonged to him, and the people were to give the government what it was due through taxes. As believers, we accept that God created everything, and we are made in His image. (Genesis 1:27) We belong to God and give Him what He is due: reverence, devotion, worship, adoration, and obedient living.
Jesus left the spies confused because they could not argue with His point. Even though they failed to see the heart of His answer, we as His disciples understand the truth. If we abide in the Lord and work wholeheartedly for Him, we have joy.
Jesus teaches us to remain observant. The Enemy is cunning and will use our ego as a device. If acting pitiful, discouraged, or using derogatory self-talk is temporarily satisfying- we are not walking in victory. Those characteristics are gateways to rebelling against Christ. Why? Because, they are insincere cries that spiritually immature people use to deceive others.
While that seems like a harsh statement, we can undergo self-examination(with the Holy Spirit) to gain wisdom.
Pray without ceasing so that the Lord can guide you through tricky conversations and circumstances. God is always our best answer. He is sincere and we have His DNA.
Torrie is a media ministry consultant who works with churches and faith driven organizations to build their ministry team. She is the Blueprint Specialist uncovering root problems to construct solutions. Want to hear more? Tune in and listen to A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional a podcast by Our Given Purpose and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name.
This devotional was written and re-edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. The excerpt originally appeared in The Gospel of Luke 24 Day Devotional.