keeping your sunday observance?
"They observed Him closely." —Luke 14:1
Well, in one sense, the Pharisees were obeying God's word. They certainly kept their "eyes fixed on Jesus" (Heb 12:2). "They observed Him closely" (Lk 14:1).
They observed where Jesus was seated and then placed the man with dropsy "directly in front o
When you observe Jesus for the purpose of fitting Him into your plans, you can "look intently as you will, you shall not see" (Mt 13:14). This is because you "have firmly closed [your] eyes" to Who Jesus truly is (Mt 13:15). Repent of any allegiance to the secular culture, to the "god of the present age," which blinds you to the truth about who Jesus is (2 Cor 4:4). Ask God for the ointment of the Holy Spirit of truth "if you would see once more" (Rv 3:18). Then, freed of spiritual blindness, you "may see and know, observe and understand" that Jesus is Lord (Is 41:20).
Prayer: "Lord...I want to see" (Lk 18:41).
Promise: "He sends forth His command to the earth; swiftly runs His word!" —Ps 147:15
Praise: Arthur refused to allow his children to watch network TV or objectionable movies. Now his son is a seminarian.
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Nihil Obstat: Reverend Giles H. Pater, April 24, 2003
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, April 28, 2003