conflicting commitment


devotional post #2012

Luke 16:16-18

Luk 16:16 “The law and the prophets were in force until John; since then, the excellent message of the kingdom of God has been proclaimed, and everyone is urged to enter it.
Luk 16:17 But it is easier for the sky and the land to pass away than for one tiny stroke of a letter in the law to become void.
Luk 16:18 “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery, and the one who marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery.

conflicting commitment

This little section of chapter 16 fits in with Luke’s overall purpose of the chapter: showing that the Pharisees were missing the gospel. They had made a show of marrying by their outward acceptance of the law, then they divorced from that marriage and married another — money, instead. The law advocates total commitment to God, and the Pharisees would be judged by it.

LORD, purge us of our conflicting commitments — keep us faithful to you.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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