SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8
Scripture: Matthew 7:28,29
Verses 28 and 29 say, “And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.” Jesus came as the Judge of all the Earth and He made a real distinction between what happened when He taught and prayed versus what happened when the Pharisees taught and prayed. When Jesus taught and prayed, the Father intervened. When the Pharisees prayed, not much happened. What was the difference? Jesus lived in obedience to the Father and walked out His Word. And when He prayed, heaven responded. May we all find that place with the God we serve!