SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO TAKE SIDES
Luke 11:52 Tragedy is coming to you experts in religious law! You have taken away the key to knowledge! You did not go in yourselves, and you hindered those who were going in.”
Luke 11:53 When he went out from there, the experts in the law and the Pharisees began to oppose him bitterly, and to ask him hostile questions about many things,
Luke 11:54 plotting against him, to catch him at something he might say.
The 2016 political campaign in the USA was marked by accusations and bitter opposition. It was an embarrassment to live in another country and have to respond to those who questioned me about what was going on. At the heart of it was personal passion, and ideology clashes. The same thing happened between Jesus and the religious experts of his day.
History has revealed that Jesus’ kingdom ideals have the power to change society, and the expertise of the religious experts was pretense. Today, there are a whole new set of ideologies and factions which oppose the kingdom of Christ. There will be some times when it is appropriate to take sides against them and for Christ.
LORD, give us discernment, and the ability to show our loyalty to Christ.