Lent Devotional: Luke 6:37-42

by Jonathan Haefs

Luke 6:37-42 (click here)
He also told them a parable: “Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. (Luke 6:39-40)

Who is leading you? When it comes to judging others or forgiving others…whose lead do you follow?

Do we follow the leadership of Christ who poured out his own life for the forgiveness of all who trust in him? Do we follow the Christ who came not to condemn the world, but that through him the world might be saved?

Are we disciples of that Christ?

If so, then our hearts should be in the school of Christ, learning forgiveness, long-suffering, patience, humility, and grace. Is this the kind of voice that is instructing your heart? Sure…we may be bad students at times who’d rather not listen to the voice of wisdom coming form our master, but that is not my question. I’m not asking whether or not your good student, but whether or not you have a good teacher?

Any teacher other than Christ does not see things correctly. They do not see the world as it is or as it should be. They do not see people as they should. The only one who can see the world in such a way is the one who made the world…Christ.

To follow anyone other than Christ is to be led by the blind. Such leadership ends up in one place…a pit.

We need to be led by the one who is light and life…by the one who not only sees, but can give us sight.

Oh Christ, give us eyes to see those we condemn in the way that you have seen us. Train our hearts with grace until the day we are fully trained and fully like you.

*The complete SVCC Lenten reading guide is available here.