I was all set to talk about rest for the weary in Matthew 11:28-30 because it's one of my favorite passages. But I can't, because I'm stuck on the scriptures before that, when Jesus thanked His Father for hiding and revealing truth. (v.25-26) His prayer comes directly after His pronouncement of "woe" upon those cities who saw … Continue reading truth revealed
In frustration the lawyer throws up his hands and says, "I'd have a great job if it weren't for all these clients!". Of course, the humor in that statement is in the fact that if it weren't for all those clients, he wouldn't have a job. In Matthew 9:35-38, they followed Him through the towns and villages, … Continue reading welcome to the harvest
Chapter 9 is not the first sighting, but it is where Jesus taught me two lessons about Pharisees. Before I start on that, below is a partial definition of a "pharisee" from Strong's Concordance: They sought for distinction and praise by outward observance of external rites and by outward forms of piety, and such as ceremonial washings, fastings, prayers, … Continue reading they’re everywhere!
They watched Him get into a boat, and they followed Him. They were fishermen, so they had been getting into boats their entire lives. Just another "boat" day for them, very familiar, very comfortable. They had no idea they would soon be fearing for their lives. Of course they didn't know. If they had known, … Continue reading are you watching?