Saturday, February 5, 2011

Dirty Work

February 5, 2011

The life of Jesus. Read Today: Pharisees reaction; Luke 19:39-40; John 12:19

ESV: Luke 19:39. And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, Teacher, rebuke your disciples.

Does anyone else besides me see something wrong here?  Why are the Pharisees telling Jesus to have the disciples keep quiet?  As the leaders they could have told them to be quiet. Jesus, though we know better, was just an traveling preacher to them.  

So now the question becomes why did they want Jesus to do it and not do it themselves.  

My only thought is that people always want to keep their hands clean.  They do not want to do the dirty work.  They wanted Jesus to quiet the people not because they were wrong but because He was more popular then they were.  If it was wrong, they should have killed it then and there.  

People are always going to want you to do their dirty work for them.  I need to learn to make sure that when people want me to do something that it lines up with the Word of God.

Read for next time: Jesus weeps for Jerusalem; Luke 19:41-44
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