May 25, 2014
The Psalmist, David, in a moment of great emotional fear, because his enemies were seeking to destroy him, expressed this apprehension, “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Ps. 11:3). Will David’s emotions control his actions and send him into despair? How will he deal with these threats? Fortunately, instead of being controlled by his emotions, David rehearses the surpassing magnificence of God. In a similar context, the disciples are riddled with a wide range of emotions as they face the death of the One they loved and followed while being threatened by their enemies. Will their emotions dictate their reaction forcing them into despair? Is Jesus sufficient to deliver His disciples from despair? Luke provides the last instruction of Jesus which unfolds for us four available resources for victory over our enemies and emotions.