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

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

But Jesus looked into their eyes and said, "Then what does this verse mean: 'The stone that the builders did not want became the cornerstone'? Every person that falls on that stone will be broken. If that stone falls on you, it will crush you!" The teachers of the law and the leading priests heard this story that Jesus told. They knew this story was about them. So they wanted to arrest Jesus at that time. But they were afraid of what the people would do.
— Luke 20:17-19 NLT
Illustration of Luke 20:17-19 NLT — "Then what does this verse mean: 'The stone that the builders did not want became the cornerstone'?"

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 is happening with Jesus in Jerusalem, they do happen for 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 live 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


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.