What Jesus Did! 'Condemned for Righteousness' — Luke 6:11

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Pharisees and the teachers of the law became very, very angry. They talked to each other about what they could do to Jesus.
— Luke 6:11 NLT
Illustration of Luke 6:11 NLT — The Pharisees and the teachers of the law became very, very angry. They talked to each other about what they could do to Jesus.

Key Thought

One of the things we must understand from the life of Jesus is this: doing right doesn't mean you will be treated right. There are people who get angry and hostile when people do what is righteous. John the Baptist paid with his life because of this. Jesus will, too. Some of us may have to do the same. Does that mean God has abandoned us or not heard our prayers? Absolutely not! Remember the passage that says God works all things together for our good? Did you ever notice how it ends? We're going to be conformed to be like Christ! If our hero was crucified for doing the right things, don't you think some of us will be mistreated as well? But in the end, in the longest stretch of life, we'll experience the joy of a proud and loving Father who will say "Well done! You lived just like my Son!"

Today's Prayer

Father, give courage to all of your servants world-wide who are facing hardship, difficulty, and possibly even death for their faith. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Romans 8:28-30
  • 2 Timothy 3:10-14
  • Romans 8:17-18

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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.

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