Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Matthew 7:28-29
When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law. 
What must that have sounded like?  To be amazed by the sound of his teaching because he taught as one of authority and not as the teachers of the law?  My idea of the teachers of the law are those of a pious nature.  When I imagine them as the Bible has described, they are full of self-righteousness,  hands in the air, giving for show people.  So when Jesus talked with authority and the only authority they had known up until that time were those teachers of the law, how was it that he talked?  Was it magical?  The sound of his voice, I mean?  What does speaking as one who had authority sound like?  How does it sound when one talks in such a way that it touches the very depth of your soul.  How wonderful it must have been to hear God speak.

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