How do you respond when you know that others are working against you? The Pharisees began cruelly conniving to thwart Jesus and His mission. They even claimed Jesus exorcised demons by Satan’s power—how foolish!
Jesus retorted with a passage from Isaiah that explains His identity, and then he used simple logic to refute their assertion. Unfazed, He pressed on in His mission.
Listen to Pastor Chuck Swindoll’s sermon on Matthew 12:15–30 and gain instruction for how we, today, can respond to critics of Christ and the cross.