Today’s Texts: Luke 11:37-54, Luke 12, Luke 13:1-17
Highlights: The controversy between Jesus and the Pharisees heats up. In chapter 11 Jesus accepts an invitation to eat at a Pharisee’s house. He is criticized for not washing His hands a certain way, and He launches into a lengthy rebuke of the Pharisees hypocritical religious ways. In chapter 12 he warns the multitudes about the Pharisees. Other topics discussed include covetousness, worry, persecutions, and repentance.
Jesus performed some truly wonderful miracles! The final example in today’s reading is a woman who had a spirit of infirmity for 18 years. Instead of finding joy in what had happened the ruler of the synagogue criticized Jesus for doing the miracle on the sabbath. But what did Jesus say that man was willing to do on the Sabbath? What does this teach us about this man’s heart?