Monday, 12 March 2012

12th March 2012 Luke 4:24-30

“Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown. I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land.  Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon.  And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.” All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this.  They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff.  But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way.

I love the fact that Jesus didn't argue with them when they took him to the cliff, there was no asking for a change of heart.  Jesus just walked right through the crowd and left them.  There's something there that we must all learn, about knowing when there is no more benefit in arguing.  What are our situations where we are taken to the cliff and we must just walk away? Jesus you show us time and again how to live, today we thank you for demonstrating when to walk away.  Thank you.

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