Luke 13:17 (NKJV) And when He said these things, all His adversaries were put to shame; and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by Him.
The religious leadership and their loyal followers, though they heard the Lord Jesus Christ, did not accept Jesus’ teachings because they listened with a deceitful and critical heart. They only saw a poor man from Nazareth. They did not want to accept Jesus as their Messiah. They may put on a false façade to win over the people and reluctantly referred to Jesus as a good man, a teacher, or a profit. But they would not go any farther than that. Friend. Be careful not to fall into the same self-serving religious attitude as they did. Less you too become a religious expert and exclude Jesus from your life as well. You may become so legalistic and dogmatic in theology and doctrine. That you start depending more on good deeds and works for salvation and leave Christ out of the equation altogether. You may know all the right answers. And you may be a great defender of your faith. But the real question is, “Have you ever opened the door to your heart and let Christ into your life?” The people rejoiced in Jesus’ day because they saw the glorious things that He did. Friend, are you filled with doubts? Are you troubled? Are the burdens of life weighing you down? Then know this, the Lord Jesus Christ is still capable of miracles, and He is still saving people today. Open the door to your heart and let Jesus in. And He will relieve you of your burdens and sins. You can open up to Jesus at anytime. He is ready and waiting to come into your heart and life.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.