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

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

On another Sabbath day, a man with a deformed right hand was in the synagogue while Jesus was teaching. The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees watched Jesus closely. If he healed the man's hand, they planned to accuse him of working on the Sabbath.
— Luke 6:6-7 NLT
Illustration of Luke 6:6-7 NLT —  If he healed the man's hand, they planned to accuse him of working on the Sabbath.

Key Thought

What a sad story and what a waste of a wonderful opportunity for genuine worship. Here are religious folks who 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.