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Monday Devo


Luke 16:14-15
14 The Pharisees, who dearly loved their money, heard all this and scoffed at him. 15 Then he said to them, “You like to appear righteous in public, but God knows your hearts. What this world honors is detestable in the sight of God.


16:14 For the Pharisees as lovers of money, cf. 11:39; 20:46–47. ridiculed. The opposition of the Pharisees now escalates from grumbling (15:2) to ridicule.
16:15 justify yourselves. Cf. 10:29. People who seek to appear righteous before others typically are not righteous before God, for God knows your hearts. What is exalted among men includes any kind of human achievement not done for the glory of God. Cf. 18:9–14.


  • Once again, Jesus is finding himself at odds with the pharisees. After his teaching on being a good steward of what God gives us and challenging us to live for eternal things, the pharisees scoff at him. So he lays a little more truth on them. He lets them know that outward appearances mean absolutely nothing to God. He sees straight through to the heart. What does God see when he looks at your heart, thoughts, and motives?

  • One question Brandon asked us on Sunday was, "Is the Bible true?" He gave some statistics based on eight basic Old Testament prophesies Jesus fulfilled. The odds that one man could fulfill all eight are one in 10 quadrillion. How many did Jesus ACTUALLY fulfill? Over 350! There are over 2,500 prophesies in the entirety of scripture, 2,000 of which have been fulfilled without error. What are the odds of this? One in 10 to the 2,000 power. Thats a 1 with 2,000 0's after it. God's Word is accurate and should be our standard of truth. Have you heard these stats before? What does it do to your overall confidence in God's Word? What does it do for your faith?


  • That you would be more concerned with your heart than your appearance. 
  • That you would have complete faith in the truth of God's Word.

This Week's City 7:

Try to commit to memory!

4. Can a person be good enough to go to heaven? No. Because Jesus rose from the dead proving He is God, I believe a person is saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.
(John 1:12, 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 4:1-25, 5:1-2, 6-11, 6:23, 10:1-4, 10:9; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:1-9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; Titus 3:4-7)

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