The idea of these little devotionals is simple. I want to approach scripture with the understanding that God is speaking. I’m reading through the Bible and listening for God to ask me questions. I expect these questions to be fairly open-ended and plan to carry them in my mind throughout the day. I’ll share these questions with you in the hope that you find them challenging and helpful.
7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard about all that was happening, and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John had been raised from the dead, 8 by some that Elijah had appeared, and by others that one of the prophets of old had risen. 9 Herod said, “John I beheaded, but who is this about whom I hear such things?” And he sought to see him.
From this passage I hear God asking me:
What was happening that Herod heard about?
Think about the last few chapters of Luke.
Herod was perplexed.
What were some of the theories about Jesus?
What if the same things happened today?
What would the theories be?
What are some of today’s theories about Jesus?
Look for some theories being lived out in the people you know.
Do you recognize them?
Does it surprise you that some people are as perplexed as Herod?
It probably shouldn’t.
What theory about Jesus is being lived out by you?
Do people recognize it?
Is God asking you anything more, or anything different? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.