Monday, January 12, 2015

Mark 10:17-13:29, Acts 21:39-24:21

Jesus was sometimes very harsh and frank with people asking Him to heal them. I guess we'll have to be in the other side to understand why. Sometimes it was due to their being non-Jews or just asking him.

The Fig Tree continues to baffle me, unless it was simply to show Jesus' power over the supernatural.

No one, except Jesus, ever had enough faith to cast mountains into the sea. It makes it difficult that we all know that we come short in God's eyes.

The "render to Caesar" passage is difficult. Maybe money was never for God. We are to render Caesar what has his likeness on it, yet we were commanded not to make graven images of God. Makes one think?

Jesus and Paul bow down to earthly leaders, and so should we.