Training the Heart to Not Fight with God

Reading with the Pastor
Matthew 22  and  Psalm 27

Jesus confounds his enemies. One by one they come. First, the Pharisees joined by the Herodians (vs. 15), then the Sadducees (vs. 23). Finally, the Pharisees return (vs. 34). Each one questioner tries to trap Jesus in some way. But one by one he dispatches them with incisive wisdom and superior command of the Scripture.

They should have known better. Jesus even said so.

“You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God.”  (vs. 29)

In the end, all those who will not believe, go slinking away.

“No one was able to answer Him a word, nor did anyone dare from that day on to ask Him another question.”  (vs. 46)

Remember, you never had a better idea about anything in your life at any time in your life than the idea that Jesus has for your life at every moment of your life.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.     (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Here’s a song based on Psalm 27 that you might want to give a listen. Counsel: Read the Psalm before you listen.


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