Posted by: Larry Hoekman | September 4, 2018

Luke — The Power of a Question!

Day 3150: May His peace carry you thru today and every day!

Scripture:  One day as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courts and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to Him. “Tell us by what authority You are doing these things,” they said. “Who gave You this authority?” 

He replied, “I will also ask you a question. Tell Me: John’s baptism—was it from heaven, or of human origin?” They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will ask, ‘Why didn’t you believe him?’ But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John was a prophet.”

So they answered, “We don’t know where it was from.” Jesus said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.” Luke 20:1-8

Thoughts/questions: This is such a great accounting regarding Jesus’ use of questions. Even after they consulted together, these intelligent religious leaders couldn’t answer Jesus’ question.

It takes time, practice, and wisdom from the Holy Spirit, but all of us can follow Jesus’ example utilizing questions to deflect confrontation. I love His use of questions and couldn’t resist posting this entire conversation! Questions are your friend!

Suggested Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank You for always setting the appropriate way to live . . .


Responses

  1. unless you are the one being questioned :):) xoxoxoxo

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