Brant, why are you still a Christian?” Today’s topic explains one of the reasons that Brant continues to be in awe of who this guy named Jesus.

 

If you like this video, you’ll love Brant’s new book. It’s called, Blessed Are the Misfits: Great News for Believers who are Introverts, Spiritual Strugglers, or Just Feel Like They’re Missing Something.

 

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There are some real “mic-drop” moments in today’s reading. Jesus was witty, a little sarcastic, but most of all very wise in how He responded to people who tried to trap Him. Get to know this side of him by reading through Luke 20.

Luke 20:1-8, 20-26

One day as Jesus was teaching the people and preaching the Good News in the Temple, the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the elders came up to him. They demanded, “By what authority are you doing all these things? Who gave you the right?”

“Let me ask you a question first,” he replied. “Did John’s authority to baptize come from heaven, or was it merely human?”

They talked it over among themselves. “If we say it was from heaven, he will ask why we didn’t believe John. But if we say it was merely human, the people will stone us because they are convinced John was a prophet.” So they finally replied that they didn’t know.

And Jesus responded, “Then I won’t tell you by what authority I do these things…”

Watching for their opportunity, the leaders sent spies pretending to be honest men. They tried to get Jesus to say something that could be reported to the Roman governor so he would arrest Jesus. “Teacher,” they said, “we know that you speak and teach what is right and are not influenced by what others think. You teach the way of God truthfully. Now tell us—is it right for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”

He saw through their trickery and said, “Show me a Roman coin. Whose picture and title are stamped on it?”

“Caesar’s,” they replied.

“Well then,” he said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.”

So they failed to trap him by what he said in front of the people. Instead, they were amazed by his answer, and they became silent.

Tap here to finish Luke 20 from the Immerse Bible!

Note: If you’ve read the Bible before, you may notice there are no chapter or verse marks in today’s reading. We got this idea from the Immerse Bible. They’ve taken the entire story of Jesus and stripped it of all distractions – this way it’s a more relaxed read. Like you’re reading a beautiful story. You should check it out! 

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16 Comments on "Day 20: Jesus Might Leave You Speechless."

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Donna
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WOW, I never saw that connection before. We are God’s. He does have His stamp on us. So, we need to give ourselves wholeheartedly and completely to God. Thanks Grant for helping me see this.

Jennifer Boyd
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You are so right! I never made the connection before either! How cool! We have God’s stamp on us! We belong to Him! Today’s devotional has made my day:)

Rebie WAY-FM
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So glad this encouraged you, ladies!! ❤️

Betty
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Yes! He doesn’t want our money, He wants us!

Elizabeth18
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The same thing jumped out at me. I never made that connection before either. The money and wisdom of God were the parts I always saw before. Now I see it’s also about giving ourselves to the LORD.

Debbie
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Love it… Thank you for sharing❣

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SO very true ,such a refreshing perspective still never thought of it that way

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Amen! I am Christian because of Chrisr. And God’s image is on my heart…so I am confident in who I belong to! Amen!

Doris Ripczinski
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Love this!

chenglis
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I can’t wait to read Brant’s new book, Blessed Are the Misfits. I hope I get to see him and Producer Sherri on the upcoming misfit tour. I’m so grateful for the good news of grace.

Rebie WAY-FM
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I’ve heard the book and the tour are great! Hope you get to see them both, too. 🙂

Dianne Lavenson
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wow! I love that Jesus “left them sputtering!”

Samantha
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WOW! This was so good! I love it!

Stetson
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What God wants more than anything is our love. He loves us to a level we can scarcely comprehend. But what we can do is tell Him we love Him . Let’s give to God what is God’s. He created us. He is the potter and we are the clay .

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Thank you Brant!! I am so glad I doubled back to catch up on the days I missed. Jesus is so mind blowing. I love that He has a sense of humor and can put people in their place but in such a way that still shows each of us how much we are loved by Him. Hey, Knucklehead, money is not what I desire. You. You are made in our image. My name is stamped all over you. Don’t you see? You, all of you, is what I desire. WOW!!! He keeps telling us that over and over again.… Read more »
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Amazing! You are a true believer! I admire you! It’s so nice to have Christians believe so faithfully because as a new believer I can get discouraged! So thank you????.