Sneering at Jesus

Sneering at Jesus

The Pharisees worked hard to undermine Jesus, constantly testing Him in an effort to trip Him up and squelch His influence. Luke 16:14 says they actually sneered at Him! Their disdain revealed their true values and priorities and showed their love of the world instead of God. While it is easy for us to criticize them, we might want to search our own hearts. Where do you think you know better than Jesus? What do your reactions reveal about your values and priorities?

The Pharisees, who loved money, heard all this and were sneering at Jesus. He said to them, “You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of others, but God knows your hearts. What people value highly is detestable in God’s sight.”—Luke 16:14-15

Prayer: Jesus, like the Pharisees, I can get caught up in loving the things of this world instead of loving and exalting God. Transform my heart and values and priorities to increasingly value what You value. In Your name I pray, amen.

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