Matthew 21 part 3–Trying to Stump God

Men have thought themselves as smart as God since the day Adam and Eve had the fruit from the tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. They have worked tirelessly to shortcut his plan to equal and exceed his wonders and to discount his reality and relevance.  In the midst of the many attempts, one thing remains clear—God is God and we are not.  When men have tried—time and again they have failed.  Such was the case when the religious leadership tried to discredit Jesus.  Every attempt to stump Jesus only proved his deity.  He was never ruffled, taken by surprise or bested.  He had the mind of God.  He also had the patience of his father.

In our culture, the battle continues. We see attempts to remove God from every facet of the culture.  Schools, government, entertainment and politics all have attempted to marginalize and make irrelevant God’s impact on our nation and our people.  Rest assured—God Will Not BE Mocked! He will allow us to walk independent of him, but he will not abdicate his supremacy or power.  We need to seek him, not run away from him.  We need to humbly follow him, not act as though he is not there.  As the church—it is even more important that we follow and honor him.  We should not stand by as the world tries to disprove his existence and then act like he does not matter.

God will Show himself to be Lord of All. 

Help me, Lord to follow you and preach about you boldly.

God Bless You

23 Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you this authority?”  24 Jesus replied, “I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 25 John’s baptism—where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or of human origin?”

They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘Of human origin’—we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.”,27 So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know.” Then he said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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