Here we go: John 12:37-50, Mark 11:12-14, Matthew 21:18-22, Mark 11:15-19, Matthew 21:12-17, Luke 19:45-48, Mark 11:20-33, Matthew 21:23-27, and Luke 20:1-8. What’s your highlight today? Read it again if you didn’t have one – let Jesus teach you something new today!
“Jesus summed it all up when He cried out, ‘Whoever believes in me, believes not just in me but in the One who sent me. Whoever looks at me is looking, in fact, at the One who sent me’ ” John 12:44-45 MSG
John 12:44-50, Jesus teaches us such an important truth: believing in Jesus is the same as believing in God. Jesus only acts on God‘s authority. It’s so important to know that. it’s so important to take the example ourselves: just do what the Father does, just say what the Father tells you to say. (easier said than done, right?)
“Jesus was matter-of-fact: ‘Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you. This mountain, for instance: Just say, ‘Go jump in the lake’—no shuffling or shilly-shallying—and it’s as good as done. That’s why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large.’ ” Mark 11:22-23 MSG
Mark 11:12-14, then 20-24 – it was important for the disciples to HEAR what Jesus spoke in order for the lesson to be understood. The impact was made as they remembered His words. God always hears us when we pray. Our words (good or bad) have power – let’s speak with grace and love and confidence in the Lord!