Message: In Luke 20 the leading priests were
questioning the authority of Jesus. They were convicted by the things he said,
but they didn’t want to change, so instead they tried to discredit the authority
Command: Allow truth to illuminate. Don’t lose
the value by projecting!
Promise: Truth will work for our good, even if
the person speaking it isn’t.
Warning: We will miss out on wisdom if we
discredit the truth-teller.
Application: Yikes! I see the yuck in my self with
this one! I see this very same tendency at work in me when I’m offended by what
is being said but I know it’s true, or
when I just don’t like who it is coming from. Truth is truth no matter who speaks
it, and questioning whether someone has the right to speak truth to us does not
negate the truth!