A Crumb From The Master’s Table

The Master's Table

One day as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courts and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him. “Tell us by what authority you are doing these things,” they said. “Who gave you this authority?” He replied, “I will also ask you a question. Tell me: John’s baptism—was it from heaven, or of human origin?” They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Why didn’t you believe him?’ But if we say, ‘Of human origin,’ all the people will stone us, because they are persuaded that John was a prophet.” So they answered, “We don’t know where it was from.” Jesus said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.” – Luke 20:1-8

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Some folks will ask you a question that they already know your position on just to set you up hoping to show you up.

Some questions are not meant to be answered but were asked only to provoke, inflame, confuse and mislead.

But you don’t have to answer a question just because it is asked. Discern the heart of the matter first then decide if you should respond.

“Wise up and Keep Looking Up!”
(Bishop)

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