Posted by: biblestudyseattle | May 3, 2020

Lockdown

“On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”  John 20:19

What are we going to do with these men?” they asked. “Everyone living in Jerusalem knows they have performed a notable sign, and we cannot deny it.  But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name.”

Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.  But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges!  As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”

After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened.”  Acts 4:16-21

What would Jesus and the disciples do during this lockdown?  Would they agree not to go outside or talk to anyone?  Would they be wearing facemasks?  Would they refuse to visit their mother or aunt because the governor says you cannot visit anyone?  I doubt it.  They would get creative.  And visit.  In person.

At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.”

He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.”  Luke 13:31-32

That’s the attitude we should have toward our tyrannical governors and mayors, “Go Tell That Fox!!”


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