Let’s say you own some choice land. You put all of your time, effort, and money into making it produce a perfect crop. When the time comes to harvest the crop, your tenants who you entrusted with this prized land refuse to respond to your communications with them. You send some of your hired hands. Some return beaten and bloodied, others don’t return at all. You know they are dead. Surely they will respect your son. Yet those tenants have delusions of grandeur. They think that if they kill your son, then they will inherit this prized land all for themselves.
And so we have delusions of grandeur whenever we think we can take the eternal life that isn’t ours on our own merit and kill the very Son of God with our sin.
These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.