Scripture to Read: Luke10:25
At first glance, the question that the lawyer asked Jesus in Luke 10:25 seems like the type of question we would love for someone to ask us. Imagine being in the grocery store, or standing in the hallway in school, or being outside in your neighborhood, and someone asks you, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” First, we must ask ourselves, “Would I know how to answer this person?” If our answer is no, then we need to memorize Genesis 1:31, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23, Proverbs 14:12, John 3:16, Acts 3:19, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Philippians 2:13, Romans 10:9-10, and Romans 10:13 so we can effectively share the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by using the 3 Circles presentation. Now, let us not miss something else here in Luke 10:25. God tells us that this lawyer, who, by the way, would have been an expert in the Law of Moses, asked Jesus this question to test Jesus. In other words, this lawyer really was not looking for an answer on how to inherit eternal life; he was only trying to discredit our Lord. What this lawyer did not know was that He was talking to the One who gave Moses the words to write His Law in the first five books of the Old Testament. If we really want answers to our questions, we too must ask our Lord and search His Word, for His Truth will set us free (John 8:31-32).
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today about sharing Him and finding truth through Him and His Word?
2. Who will you share Him with this week?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!