PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Luke 20:1-8
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.” (Luke 20:8)
Why doesn’t Jesus answer their question, why is he evasive?
His response reveals something about God for us as well.
Jesus senses that they are not seeking wisdom or genuine understanding.
They are on the attack, and want to trap him in his words.
Jesus turns their game against them, and traps them in their own words.
He does not answer them, because they do not truly want his answer.
I wonder whether we experience the same with God?
How often are our requests or concerns complaints or attacks in disguise?
Are we really seeking wisdom, or are we only concerned about our own selves?
As Jesus followers we look to him for wisdom and understanding.
But even if he does not answer our questions, we still hang on.
We’re not looking to justify or serve ourselves, nor interrogating or attacking Jesus.
We come to Jesus with sincere, desperate faith and hope and love — we trust him.
Do I trust him with my questions, even if he doesn’t answer them?
Lord, I have many questions. I will trust you to answer if, when and how you want to. Remind me that I am not your interrogator, but you are mine!