Date: Sunday, July 19, 2020
The book called Luke in the Bible, was written by a Gentile believer named Luke, who was a close associate of the Apostle Paul. He set out to carefully investigate the truth concerning Jesus Christ, using the eyewitness accounts of those who were with and knew Jesus and His ministry. His intent in writing this Gospel was so that his readers would know the truth regarding Jesus and what they have been taught concerning Him. It is our hope in studying this Gospel, that we too would better understand the truth concerning Jesus, so that we may better know Him and make Him known to others.
“Woe is me, for I am ruined!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I live among a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.”
That was the prophet Isaiah’s humble response in coming face to face with a holy God. I realize now that it is much better to pronounce a woe on yourself than to have woes pronounced on you by Jesus, God’s holy Son. Such is what we see the Pharisees and scribes receive from Jesus in this Sunday’s passage of Scripture. The question is how clearly do we see ourselves in the light of God's holiness. What does God see when He looks at our hearts? The lesson for us is to remain humble, teachable, and to heed correction from our Lord, who sees all, and is the One who brings about our cleansing and righteousness.
In this Sunday's worship service, we will look together at Luke 11:37-54, and the title of the message is "Woeful Religion."