Scripture - Luke 6
Observation - When we read this chapter, it’s clear that Jesus turned the religious teachings of his day upside down. He challenged humankind’s attempts to get to God. Instead, Jesus invited his followers to be focused on the fruit that they bear. After all, you can ‘identify’ a tree by the fruit that grows on it. Finally, Jesus teaches his followers to build their lives on the SOLID FOUNDATION - this happens when you come to Jesus, listen to his teaching, and follow it.
Application - It’s so easy to get caught up in our own failed attempts to get to God. Jesus invites us to come to him and respond to him. Where do you need to stop trying to achieve wholeness on your own, and instead invite God to grow good fruit in your life? What would it look like for you to build your life on the SOLID FOUNDATION of Christ- by coming to Jesus, listening to his teaching, and following him?
Prayer - God, Help me surrender to you, to follow you with my entire life and heart. I don’t want my faith to be built on traditions and my own attempts to get to you, but instead on the FIRM FOUNDATION of You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.