Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Jesus, the Master Teacher

today's readings: Numbers 2:1-3:51, Mark 11:27-12:17, Psalm 47:1-9, Proverbs 10:24-25

so Jesus shows how amazing He is today. the Pharisees, who hated Him and wanted to kill Him, came and tried to trap Him with their questions. not only were they not able to trap Him, but He demonstrated His awesomeness in the process.

they ask Him by whose authority He's doing these things. He actually DOES answer the question... because He's clearly doing it in His own authority as God. He answers by telling them that He won't answer them. He asks them a question and says "if you answer My question, then I'll tell you." Jesus is clearly in control of the situation.

then He turns another question designed to trap Him into such an amazing didactic moment that we're still learning from what He said. they asked if we should pay taxes. He said "render unto Caesar what is Caesar, and to God what is God's." not just an amazing answer that destroyed the trap they were setting for Him, but a teaching moment that we can plumb today and never find the bottom.

Jesus, master teacher, please teach me how to follow You.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

Rich Mullins song, "Step by step", and I will follow you all the days of my life.