Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cahoots (Mark 3:1-6)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is “cahoots.”  I think we are all familiar with this term. Whether you heard it when you were a kid and involved with some plot or scheme to dupe your parents, or a more saw it somewhere else in a more derogatory situation, like on TV or in a company or whatever.  The basic principle is that you are working with somebody or another group of people to get something done. The origin of this word is disputed, but when we hear this term today I think that it is pretty self-explanatory. Jesus dealt with this kind of stuff throughout his entire ministry. One of the more turning points, or escalations, is seen in the following passage.

“The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him.”
~Mark 3:6

In this particular instance Jesus pretty much makes every governing body at that time pretty upset with him. Although all of the people in power were in cahoots with one another, Jesus worked through this and came out clean on the other side. However, he did have to go through some pretty strenuous stuff following this, and even up to his death. My question is this: with whom do you invest most of your time? We as Christians need to stick together and help one another because there is a lot of stuff out there even today that suggests that a life with Jesus is not worth all the hassle. I beg to differ. My prayer for you this morning is that you give others a reason to be in cahoots with you and fellow believers in Christ.

Praying for you,


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