Not Naive

Re: Verse readingLuke 20:1-8, 20-26 (day six)
“But he detected their trickery and said to them. . .”  (v 23)  I can be naïve, sometimes.  Lulled to sleep.  Defenses down, unprepared for imminent danger.  Jesus wasn’t.  Without being paranoid or suspicious, the Savior was always on alert for the next attack of the enemy.  A life-long lesson for him.  He began life with his family fleeing for safety as soldiers searched to kill Him.  He entered ministry being tempted in the wilderness.  “Get thee behind me, Satan!” He said to Peter in a tense moment.  No wonder He stayed on guard!  “Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places,” said Paul.  (Ephesians 6:12)  “We are not ignorant of his (Satan’s) schemes.”  (2 Corinthians 2:11)  I forget, sometimes, how hostile the world is to faith.  How real the enemy is.  Jesus never did.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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