Christians Must Be Sensitive To Discern The Evil Ones Always
(Passage: Luke 20)
Children of God must be prayerful and watchful. We must not allow the enemy to use any subtle approach to take our advantage. Jesus Christ, the Son of God did not yield his ground to the enemies of his time, neither must we yield to the enemies of our time also.
The Pharisees and Sadducees paraded Jesus Christ and sought every opportunity to trap him in word and action; Christ stood his ground. He largely ignored their harassment while he remained sensitive. He was not blindsided to their plots, and he had a ready-made answer whenever they crossed their line.
Jesus was sensitive; he recognized the presence of his enemies, and he put them in the right place! For example, when the Pharisees asked a tricky question about the resurrection, Jesus referred them to the scripture that they claim to honor. The enemies were dumbfounded at his approach (Luke 20:27-39).
Being aware of the enemies’ intention, Christ warned his disciples to also be watchful of the hypocrites who would be envious of their success and seek their downfall. Jesus said,
“Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, and the best places at feasts, who devour widows’ houses, and for a pretense make long prayers. These will receive greater condemnation” (Luke 20:46-47).
Christians Must Be Vigilant And Sensitive
We Christians are God’s children, and we are lights surrounded by those who celebrate the works of darkness; therefore, we must be careful!
Our practices and godly lifestyles often irritate worldly people; they will react and attempt anything to satisfy their evil desires.
Besides the external enemies, believers must also be watchful of the subtle enemies such as carelessness and convenient sin. In addition to that, Christians must be careful of pride and self-praise. Most importantly, we must remain heavenly worthy.
Christ warned the Christians to be prayerful and watchful. These two mandates will help us win any battle of life. Stick with God’s principles – Watch and pray! #christianity #battle #beprayerful #winthebattleClick to tweet
Dear God, please help me to be wise and be sensitive so that I won’t fall for the desire of the wicked ones. Please help me to stay strong in faith and do not allow sin to rule over me. Inspire and empower me by the Holy Ghost so that I can remain heavenly worthy. For in the name of Jesus Christ, I have prayed. Amen.