Scripture Reading: Luke 6: 9-10
Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? To save life, or to destroy it? And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
Reflection: Jesus entered the synagogue. It was a sabbath day. There was a man around whose arm was withered. He needed healing for sure. The Scribes and Pharisees watched to see whether Jesus would heal this man so that they will accuse Him of breaking the sabbath. Perceiving their thoughts, Jesus developed a strategy to deal with them. He asked them the simple question of whether it was lawful on the sabbath day to do good or to do evil, to save life, or to destroy it?. They could not answer him since the answer was obvious. As they kept looking at Him, He commanded the man to stretch forth his withered hand, and instantly the man received his healing. The Scribes and the Pharisees could not lay any charge against Him. He had completely outwitted them by his wisdom through the question he posed. To outwit is ‘ to get an advantage over someone by acting more cleverly’. In life you must have the wisdom to outwit your enemies and render their plans foolish. Depend on the Holy Spirit for the needed wisdom which comes from His inspiration.
Prayer: Dear Lord, anoint me with the wisdom (ability) to outwit my enemies all the time.
Confession: My enemies will fail to execute their evil schemes against my life. With wisdom from the Holy Spirit, I will outwit them all the time.