Simple Truth

Re: Verse reading – Luke 20:1-8, 20-26 (day four)
It would almost be funny if it were not so sad…the chief priests, scribes, and elders were trying to outsmart the Creator of the Universe.  They were looking for words to trap Jesus with.  Maybe they never even considered that Jesus was who He said He was.  Their first attempt went rather badly…they could not find any solution that did not corner them with their own words.  On their second attempt, they tried to corner Jesus just as He had done to them.  His was a very simple answer…but had far reaching ramifications.  “Render to God the things that are God’s.”  Even these leaders knew they had not done that.  Jesus’ answer penetrated to the heart of the issue…simple , yet profound.  God’s truths are often like that.  We go through verbal and mental gyrations trying to justify our disobedience or lack of faith.  Truth is simple, when viewed through eyes of faith.  Simple, yet true…”render to God the things that are God’s.”

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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