Tag - Pharisees

They Killed Him Anyway

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Matthew 22:46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on no one dared to ask him any more questions. O-bservation: The Pharisees were forever trying to trap Jesus with questions that would cause Him to flounder in His responses, thereby giving them a leg up on the Lord. Nothing they tried worked. Jesus always had a better answer to their questions. In this case, Jesus asked THEM a question. He actually trapped them by answering His own question, and from that time on they never asked Him another question. A-pplication: Never in...

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How’s The Weather There?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Matthew 16:3b You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. O-bservation: Earlier in the text, Jesus told the Pharisees and Sadducees that they could tell what the weather would be like that day based upon what they observed in the sky through forecasting the signs. However, He said, “You can’t interpret the signs of the times.” A-pplication: Obviously Jesus was speaking of spiritual matters when He spoke of the “Signs of the Times.” It appears as though we haven’t advanced much from the Pharisees position over...

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Why Not?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Matthew 9:11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” O-bservation: When Jesus called Matthew, the writer of this book, to “Follow Him,” Matthew took Jesus to his house and had a party. The Pharisees were upset and asked Jesus’ disciples how in the world Jesus could hang out with sinners. A-pplication: Jesus overheard the question and said to the religious, law-abiding Pharisees, “It’s sick people who need a doctor.” Jesus told them He hadn’t come to call righteous people, but sinners. How is it that...

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RELIGION

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Mark 7:8 You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions. O-bservation: Once again the Pharisees had pulled Jesus into one of their debates. Their debates always concerned themselves with “RELIGION.” Jesus said, “You have left the commands of God and are clinging to your religious traditions.” A-pplication: Following the Lord’s commands pleases God, while following the traditions of humanity pleases humanity. “RELIGION” has always had its roots in living up to some man-made tradition or rule that does not protect people, but instead diminishes them. God’s commands are for...

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The Silence Of The Wolves

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Luke 20:26 They were unable to trap him in what he had said there in public. And astonished by his answer, they became silent. O-bservation: Some of the religious leaders had tried to trap Jesus in something He said, but they were unable to do so. He had a better answer for every question they posed and so they became silent. A-pplication: First of all, since they were unable to buy the fact that Jesus was God, they were always surprised when He gave answers that only God could have thought up. Time and time again, throughout...

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