Scripture Reading: Matthew 22:15
Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
Reflections: The Pharisees thought about how to trap Jesus and get him accused with his own words. The best way they discovered to do this was to pose very tricky questions to him. They knew that in answering the questions, Jesus will definitely falter and fall prey to their scheme. Jesus however discerned their thoughts and answered the question of whether tribute should be paid to Caesar or not so cleverly that he left them dumfounded. He simply told them to ‘render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s’. In life, don’t just answer questions people pose to you on impulse. Think through first. They may be seeking to trap you with your own words. Ask God to give you the wisdom to answer questions in such a way that your enemies will not be able to use it against you.
Prayer: Dear Lord, please give me the wisdom to answer questions in such a way that my enemies will not be able to trap me.
Confession: I have divine wisdom to answer questions in such a way that my words cannot be used by my enemies to trap me.