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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
They were unable to trap him in what he had said there in public. And astonished by his answer, they became silent.
Throughout this chapter in Luke, Jesus was questioned by people of the religious establishment who were trying to trap Him in His own words. None of them were successful (because they were questioning God BTW), and in the end Scripture says they were so astonished by His answers that they were SILENT.
The prophet Isaiah said, “All we like sheep have gone astray” (Is. 53:6). Jesus told us that His sheep would know His voice and obey (Jn. 10:3). The metaphor for humans acting out as sheep is used by writers in the Old and New Testament. Our AM text speaks of “Rebellious Sheep,” men who were Hearing Jesus but not Listening to Jesus. You can hear someone speak, but if you are hearing in order to refuse what they said, or question what they said, or pushback on what they said, then LISTENING hasn’t happened. When you really listen to a person it impacts you for CHANGE. Each time the religious leaders in this chapter heard Jesus, they argued, doubted, or pushed back on His teaching. Finally He answered them to the point that all that was left was … “The Silence of The Rebellious Lambs.”
This AM I have listened to Your voice and I want to act upon what I’ve listened to You say. I can honestly tell You … You have no argument from me! Amen