June 26, 2015

Luke 19_41

Luke 19:41-48

My daddy used to say, “Son, this is going to hurt me more than you.” About that time I felt a sharp sting on my back side. I didn’t believe him then. I do now.

Misbehaving kids; misbehaving adults. In the text from Luke 19, two things jumped off of the page. Jesus wept over the city of Jerusalem. Jesus addresses misbehavior in the temple and cleanses it.

It is only here in Luke 19 and in John 11, right before Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead, that the word wept is used. This isn’t a sniffling little cry. This is deep emotion triggered by love.

It breaks the heart of God to see his children in pain. It breaks the heart of God when his children willfully disobey him. Will we ever learn that lesson?

There is a song that implores godly change. May it become our prayer.

Change my heart oh God
Make it ever true
Change my heart oh God
May I be like You. Amen.

Today’s devotion was written by Thomas W. Corbell, Pastor of  Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church in Statesville, NC.

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Change My Heart Oh God, © 1982 Mercy / Vineyard Publishing. CCLI Song No. 1565 (used by permission CCLI License No. 11010363)

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