Life of Christ Day 83 Devo | The Parable of the Tenant Farmers

“These are the ones I look on with favor: those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and who tremble at My word.” – Isaiah 66:2b

Summary: Pastor Calvin Barnes guides us through the Parable of the Tenant Farmers in Luke 20:9-19. With this allegory, Jesus addresses the high priests and scribes who had begun twisting God’s Word for their own purposes.

He challenges us that we can do the same thing today. When God asks us to do something that feels scary and we choose partial obedience, that’s really not obedience!

We may not be the best at something or the most well-known person, but there is something you and I can always do. We can choose to be simply, reverently responsive to what God asks of us!

Question: What are you holding back from God? Where are you not being fully obedient to the Word of God, to who Jesus is, and to who He’s called you to be?

Family Chat: Discuss with your family what partial obedience looks like. Should we obey our parents and/or God the first time they ask us to do something?

Take Action: Choose today, right now, to hold your hands out to your kind Father, picturing yourself handing to Him whatever it is you have held back from Him. Choose today to phone a friend and let them know what you believe the Lord is telling you is your next step. Don’t delay!