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

Sunday, March 19, 2023

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

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 then have 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 series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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