KEY SCRIPTURE: John 8:6 KJV “This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.”
Hebrews 12:3 admonishes us as follows,” For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” The Lord lived in a hostile world of people who consistently set traps to get Him ensnared, yet they failed every time. The enemy is hungry to get the righteous destroyed. Pro 4:16 KJV “For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.” The Lord Jesus was never free from questions upon questions, which were planned to make him err against God, the law or the Roman Emperor. He was always ready for them.
How was the Lord never caught up in their traps? Just as He instructed His disciples in Luke 21:15 that reads ” For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.’ He never answered anyone from His own understanding, but always trusted the Holy Spirit to provide answers that made His adversaries to leave wondering. When he was asked, whether it was right to pay taxes to Caesar or not? He asked them for a coin. He asked whose image is on the coin? He then answered, give to Caesar what is Caesar and to God what is God’s. Matt 22:17-21.
Every child of God would always face a world that would set up such traps to get you ensnared? As we go about sharing the gospel to the world, we would face such conditions. The Lord’s counsels us that, do not panic or try to figure out what to say. Just trust the Lord to speak through you. He said open your mouth and I will fill it. You can also do so by asking the Holy Spirit to give you what to say.
I am a co labourer with the Lord. He is my helper in His harvest field. I do not speak my mind. He speaks through me. When the enemy uses men to attack me with questions to ensnare me , the Holy Spirit comes to my aid by answering them through me.
THOUGHT: THE HOLY SPIRIT SAVES ME FROM EVIL TRAPS
Psalms 81:10 KJV “I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.”
2 Corinth 6:1 KJV “We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.”