Listen and Look

Re:Verse passage – Luke 12:13-21 (day five)

Someone in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.”

Seemingly in the middle of teaching about the Kingdom of God, Jesus is interrupted. This man wanted to change the subject and ask about what is on his heart- that is money and greed (covetousness). Watch what Jesus does. He hears the outward complaint and request, and turns the conversation to a spiritual conversation about the Kingdom of God.

I usually don’t make New Year’s Resolutions- hope that improvements and  new patterns last longer than a year. However, as the new year begins, I usually pause to take a self-inventory and ask the Lord where I can make progress. One of the places He pressed on my heart last week, was to begin and build on relationships to influence and leverage faith in order to witness. Here, we have Jesus doing that. Listening. Sensing what was really in the man’s heart. Then speaking Biblical Principles that point to the kingdom of God. I have taken note. I seek to do the same thing. Intentionally use moments and conversations (even interruptions) to point people to the Kingdom of God and share my faith. Will you listen and look to do the same?

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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