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Jun 29, 2016

A daily devotional through the recorded words Jesus spoke while He walked alongside us. Our website

Today's Scripture Focus

Matthew 26:64

devotional summary

So what do we learn from this exchange between the chief priests, the high priest, and Jesus?

First, like Jesus, we must keep our behavior above reproach so no one can bring charges against us unless they hire liars and thugs to drum up false charges.

Second, we should recognize that if we are followers of Jesus we can expect unbelievers to try to find fault in our living.

Third, when those things happen, sometimes, like Jesus, it’s just best to keep our mouth shut.

Finally, what happens if the world trumps up false charges against us and punishes us unjustly for something we didn’t do? What happens if we are imprisoned, persecuted, libeled, discredited, humiliated because of following Jesus?

Well, we join a pretty significant crowd, don’t we. If you read Foxx Book of Martyrs, you’ll find you’re in pretty good company. Thousands have gone before you imprisoned, persecuted, humiliated, libeled, discredited, and killed for doing what God asked them to do. They broke no laws. They threatened no lives. They did good to others. Yet the world hated them just as Jesus promised.

I won’t tell you it’s pleasant to be in that crowd, but it sure is a pleasure to be in that number. Jesus teaches us even in His encounter with Caiaphas. Learn to be like Him.

Today's Bible reading plan:

Read it in a year - Psalms 75-77

see the whole year's plan here