Words from the Heart for Friday November 1st, 2019

At daybreak the council of the elders of the people, both the chief priests and the teachers of the law, met together, and Jesus was led before them. “If you are the Messiah,” they said, “tell us.” Jesus answered, “If I tell you, you will not believe me, and if I asked you, you would not answer.”

Luke 22:66-68 (NIV)

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Not Believing

A new study shows that nearly nine in 10 Canadians have been fooled by fake news. The study looked at the growing distrust of the internet and the role that social media plays in that. The study reports 89 per cent of respondents in Canada said that social media is to blame for their distrust of the internet. The survey report says growing distrust in the internet prompted people to disclose less information in cyberspace, use the internet more selectively and buy fewer things online.

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Jesus’ trial stands as the greatest mockery of justice in the history of the world. The only human being to be completely innocent and sinless faced a group of accusers who were guilty of ignoring their own laws in order to not have to deal with the constant conviction He brought to their souls. The outcome of His trial had been decided long before – they were determined to get rid of Jesus well over a year before they finally convinced the Romans to collude with them. We read this in Luke 22:66-68: “At daybreak the council of the elders of the people, both the chief priests and the teachers of the law, met together, and Jesus was led before them. “If you are the Messiah,” they said, “tell us.” Jesus answered, “If I tell you, you will not believe me, and if I asked you, you would not answer.” Jesus knew that to present His case to this brood of vipers, to use His term, was useless. Besides, what was happening was all according to God’s redemptive plan. So Jesus allowed the events to unfold as God had planned. And because He did, He proved to be the Messiah and Saviour. Is He your Saviour?

These have been words from the heart.
Bob Beasley