Today’s Reading: Luke 20
“He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” Luke 20:38
In Chapter 20, Luke provides a variety of instances where the Pharisees and teachers of the law attempt to stump Jesus with their questions, but of course, continue to fail. Their legalistic minds try to find a way to catch him in error, but Jesus was there when the law was written! He knows everything and will not succumb to their stubbornness.
The Pharisees are so caught up with wanting to follow the letter of the law that they are missing the Messiah, Jesus, the very Son of God, right in front of them! It’s as if they are looking past him to find a flaw when the answer to their life’s studies is within their reach.
We may not be exactly like the Pharisees, but do you ever find yourself overanalyzing things or too much in your head? You can’t make a decision, or maybe you just can’t believe, when you just need to realize that Jesus is right there ready to meet your every need. I love how he says that he is the God of the living. I think it’s a challenge for us to live; not just living in our minds thinking through things, but serving, loving others, and spreading the good news.
Spend some time in prayer and ask God to help you truly live as you follow him every day of your life!