Jesus Christ, C.S.I.
By Cheri Cowell -
One summer, I was seated as a jurist on a capitol murder case. For three days we heard evidence introduced by a CSI (Crime Scene Investigator). I love watching television shows based on real crimes that have been solved by good police work. By watching these shows, I’ve learned that one of the first things all good crime scene investigators do is take a look at the scene to determine if the criminal was someone the victim knew or was a stranger. Did you know Jesus was the first CSI?
In today’s scripture, the Pharisees could not accept Jesus was the Son of God, so they had to believe He was “in league with Satan” (verse 9:34). Jesus read their thoughts and responded to them saying, “Lets look at the evidence. Would a strongman or guard allow a thief to just waltz right in to rob him without first tying him up? Would a gang remain together very long if its members fought against each other?” If the Pharisees answered “no” to these arguments, then they couldn’t say that Jesus and Satan were on the same side. God has an advantage I’m sure today’s police would love to possess—He knows our thoughts. Jesus proved His case. The crime scene evidence didn’t match the accusation.
PRAYER: I praise You, God, for being able to see beyond the flimsy excuses I may use from time to time. Thank You for giving me eyes to see the evidence proving You are indeed the King of kings, Lord of lords, and Christ my Savior Immanuel.
“Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house” (Matthew 12:29 NIV).