What Jesus Did! 'What a Waste!' — Luke 6:6-7

Thursday, March 19, 2015

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On another Sabbath day Jesus went into the synagogue. Jesus taught the people. A man with a crippled right hand was there. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees were watching Jesus closely. They were waiting to see if he would heal on the Sabbath day. They wanted to see Jesus do something wrong so that they could accuse him.
— Luke 6:6-7 NLT
Illustration of Luke 6:6-7 NLT —  They wanted to see Jesus do something wrong so that they could accuse him.

Key Thought

What a sad story and what a waste of a wonderful opportunity for genuine worship. Here are religious folks that have presumably gone to honor God but with totally false agendas: they've gone to be critical of someone else. What a shame! What a sham! What a waste of a great worship opportunity. Surely nobody would do that today, would they? Hmm!

Today's Prayer

Father, forgive me for being critical of your children and wasting my worship time with your people by thinking harshly of others for whom Christ has died. Give me a deeper love for my brothers and sisters in Christ, and a holy passion for worship. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Luke 6:27-42
  • James 4:11-12
  • Romans 14:1

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.