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.
45 And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold, 46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers.”
47 And he was teaching daily in the temple. The chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people were seeking to destroy him, 48 but they did not find anything they could do, for all the people were hanging on his words.
From this passage I hear God asking me:
Who were the ones “seeking to destroy him”?
Who were the ones “hanging on his words”?
What do you think made the difference?
Which would you have been?
Which do you want to be?
I realize that you are not “seeking to destroy him” but do you really “hang on his words”?
Or, are you more likely to just find them interesting?
Or maybe even ignore them altogether?
Isn’t that just another way of “seeking to destroy him”?
Is God asking you anything more, or anything different?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.