Have you ever wondered what Jesus was doing between the Triumphal Entry (Palm Sunday) and the time of His arrest (Holy Thursday)? He was teaching every day in the temple (Luke 19:47). Some very important concepts and lessons were taught in that very short period of time.
Luke 20:20-26/Mark 12:13-17/Matthew 22:15-22 When asked if it was right for Caesar to exact taxes from them Jesus responded with, “Then give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” From this I ascertain that we live in the world and must abide by the laws of our country. We model our faith when we obey the government. It is not against our Christian beliefs to do so.
Luke 20:39,40/Mark 12:18-27/Matthew 22:23-33 When asked what commandment is the most important Jesus quotes the Schema (Deut. 6:4,5). First, love God, then, love people. So simple, yet so difficult to do. We all to often want to say, OK but I don’t have to like them. Not so! Jesus did not intend to separate the two feelings. All people are to be loved. We don’t have to like what they do, and we may have to remind them, but we must love them.
Luke 21:27-ff Jesus was asked what will happen in heaven when the woman arrives in heaven after all seven of the brothers she has married have died. He makes it very clear that heavenly thoughts are very different than earthly thoughts. While here on earth we will think of earthly things but while in heaven our thoughts will be focused differently.
There is so much more He taught during those four last days. Do take the time to read these teachings. They’re still for us no matter what era we live in.
Almighty God, maker of heaven and earth, give us wisdom to understand what we need to know. Grant us insight into Your Holy Word. Put those in our paths that we need to share The Story with. Above all keep us safe and secure in your loving arms. Make it so!
Hi Marie, a great Post and very True…Like is part of Agape Love and we are to have this Love for everyone but we can’t as long as we walk in the flesh, we have to put this to death by The Spirit (see below)
Colossians 3:1-17 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
When we ask for God’s wisdom we believe we have received it and not doubt, not sure if I have left this link before Marie, but in case not, I will leave it now.
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Christian Love Anne
Loved the post especially the guy with the pointing finger saying you can’t have it. I often ask for God’s wisdom in decisions but hadn’t thought about the fact that He has already given it to me and I need to use it and thank Him for it.
What a blessing!