Scripture: Mark 12:14 They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know that you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not? (NIV)
Observation: After making such a high commendation of Jesus, how could they ignore His teaching? They condemn themselves by their own confession.
Application: If I believe and say that Jesus really is a "Teacher," and "a man of integrity," who is not "swayed by men" but "teaches the way of God" and does it "in accordance with the truth," then I must listen to what He says. I must do more than listen, I must obey and do! How foolish to give such high commendations, then not follow through in obedience!
Prayer: Lord, I want my life to show that I really do believe what I say about you! Amen
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