15 Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. Matthew 22:15
There they go again!
Perhaps these were different Pharisees from the seven or eight previous times they sought to trap Him.
Perhaps they didn’t know any better.
Perhaps they were just not that smart.
Back in the day was a commercial with the tagline: “It’s not nice to fool ‘mother nature!’”
Jesus saw right through these leaders. I suspect there was a different spirit about them, something that made them stand apart from those who were true truth seekers.
If it wasn’t nice to fool mother nature, then it certainly won’t be pretty to try to fool the Son of God!
He was ruthless with the dishonest and arrogant leaders, but tender and compassionate with every day folks who needed His help.
Today, leaders who need His help need only to ask. He will be compassionate towards them if they do that.
I believe the Church is being shaken up today, as is much of the political landscape.
Covid and the constant hype surrounding it has done a number on the economy, education system, commerce, and religious life.
People are looking for answers. They continue to search for the truth, not regarding the virus necessarily but the truth about life in general.
This is a time we all should do some soul-searching about what He wants us to do.
Draw close to God and He will draw close to you.