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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.
This verse pretty much defines the modus operandi of the Pharisees. Here they were on a mission to “TRAP” Jesus in His own words. The word “TRAP” is a hunter’s term. Their mission, in the end, was to hunt Jesus down and kill Him. But the mission of Jesus was to attract FOLLOWERS, not HUNTERS. For all of us, the question will always be, “Do You HUNT Jesus Or FOLLOW Jesus?”
Those who HUNT Jesus are always on a mission to disprove His validity and claims. I have run into HUNTERS my entire life. They are usually living life on the side of negativity. They have chosen to find their joy in locations that usually fail to deliver on their promises. Most of all, I find HUNTERS to be cynical. FOLLOWERS, on the other hand, live their life full of HOPE. They usually wear a smile, at least when they’re awake, and also have families that respect each other at the end of the day. Jesus never made a promise that He hasn’t delivered on. Granted, the promise isn’t always fulfilled on our schedule, but it’s always on time. I’ve been a FOLLOWER of Jesus since I was a teenager, and I can tell you it’s so much better than the days I spent HUNTING Jesus down. Being a FOLLOWER of Jesus means there’s always a WILL to keep going because the task is never complete but always compelling. So today, once again, will you answer the question? “Do You HUNT Jesus Or Do You FOLLOW Jesus?”
This AM I’m so glad I stopped HUNTING You down years ago. I’m so grateful I chose to be a FOLLOWER instead. What a great life You have afforded my family and me! Thank You, Jesus! Amen