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Re: Verse reading – Luke 20:1-8, 20-26 (day one)
Stressful day.  The last week of Jesus’ life.  His enemies challenged Him.  Public.  Dangerous.  They questioned His authority.  So He questioned back!  “John’s baptism,” he said pointing back to that moment years before when the call had come for the nation to “repent and be baptized.”   Was it (John’s message) from God?  Dilemma.  Say “yes” and Jesus would counter, “then why did you not obey?”  Say “no” and they would lose favor with the crowd.  “We don’t know” they finally said.  “Then I will not answer your request for more information about God until you have demonstrated your willingness to respond to the information you already have.”  (v 8 – Guthrie translation)  The way to more is to use what you already have.  “Be careful how you listen; for whoever has, to him shall more be given; and whoever does not have, even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him.”  (Luke 8:18)

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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