You Can’t Handle The Truth

That’s a pretty famous line from A Few Good Men. it’s actually pretty accurate, because many of us can’t handle the truth!

I was reading in Luke 4 this morning and verses 16-29 are a great commentary on this in Jesus’ day.

As Jesus spoke in the synagogue, the people were amazed by his teaching and loved it; (22) they even spoke well of him. As Jesus continued to teach the truth, he stepped on a few toes and the climate of the crowd/community changed quickly. The crowd that initially spoke well of him was now filled with rage (28) – so much so that they tried to kill Him (29).

It’s interesting that this was the religious crowd. Things haven’t changed much with human nature. What was true among some religious people in the first century is still true today.

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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