Not Book Smart
JANUARY 11, 2022
Daily Reading – Genesis 21-23 / Matthew 7
WHAT GOD HAS SAID:
Matthew 7:28-29 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
WHAT I HAVE SEEN:
If a man builds a boat from scratch, he remembers every detail about it. He recalls the splinters, and how to avoid them. He recalls the hours invested and the sacrifices made to build a vessel that will withstand the storms and hold up over time. If a man just reads of building a boat, he can only tell you what he read.
When Jesus taught with authority it was because He knew what it took to build a life. Not like the scribes who read about it, yet never met the builder. Christians have met the builder. Better yet, we have a testimony of what He built into our lives.
WHAT DO YOU SAY:
When you share Christ with others,
do you speak as one with authority?
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