What Jesus Did! 'They Got Mad!' — Luke 20:17-19

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Jesus looked at them and said, "Then what does this Scripture mean? 'The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.' Everyone who stumbles over that stone will be broken to pieces, and it will crush anyone it falls on." The teachers of religious law and the leading priests wanted to arrest Jesus immediately because they realized he was telling the story against them — they were the wicked farmers. But they were afraid of the people's reaction.
— Luke 20:17-19 NLT

Key Thought

There are three ways to respond when Jesus speaks the truth about your sin. First, you can ignore it and pretend it doesn't apply to you. Second, you can do what the religious leaders did here: You can become enraged at the truth and try to get rid of the truth-teller. Third, you can be convicted in your heart and change your life. While the events in which we face these three choices are not as significant as what was happening with Jesus in Jerusalem, they do happen to us. So what are we going to do with the truth about our sin?

Today's Prayer

Father, when I hear the truth, please convict my heart and help me change my life. I don't want to ignore or rationalize my sin away. I don't want to let Satan harden my heart to the truth. Help me be convicted of my sin and commit to living your truth no matter the personal cost to me. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Acts 2:37-39
  • Acts 3:17-20
  • Acts 17:30

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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.

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