May 04, 2019: SOAP #3439:   2Samuel 8,9; 1Chronicles 18,19; Matthew 21 Scripture:  Matthew (NIV) 21:42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “'The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes'? Observation:   In answering their question about his authority, […]

May 04, 2019: SOAP #3439:   2Samuel 8,9; 1Chronicles 18,19; Matthew 21

Scripture:  Matthew (NIV) 21:42 Jesus said to them,“Have you never read in the Scriptures: “'The stone the buildersrejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelousin our eyes'?

Observation:   Inanswering their question about his authority, Jesus gave them several parables.He then asks them a question to which they respond.  Then Jesus asks if they have ever read thescriptures He quoted. 

I get the impression from His question that they should have been able tounderstand what He said"if they had been reading the scriptures.  

Application:  Reading the scriptures brings muchunderstanding to things around me.  Manyof my questions are answered as I read. God speaks to me as I read.  TheHoly Spirit stirs my thoughts as I come to something He wants to impress in mythinking. 

Prayer:  Jesus, you are the living Word and you alwaysspeak and work in agreement with the written word.  Reveal yourself to me as I look into theBible each day, I pray.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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