Oct. 22- Ch. 22

It took awhile, but the Pharisees and Sadducees finally realized they were not going to get Jesus to incriminate himself in their confrontations with him.  They finally gave up asking their questions.  I wonder out of all of their questions how many of them were in fact legitimate, heart-led inquiry and how many were rhetoric to entrap Jesus.

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2 Responses to Oct. 22- Ch. 22

  1. Larry Martin says:

    In verse 35 the lawyer in us asks which is the greatest commandment to obey. I find it interesting coming from a lawyer. The lawyer in me wants to know what is the greatest rule and how do I not break it. A commandment such as do not kill has some definite guidelines as to what that means and how not to cross the line. Jesus answered the greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all you mind. Not an easy answer especially to a lawyer. No clear definition of what that means. No clear rules to follow. No black or white telling me how and when I am doing it and when I am not.

  2. Beth Jones says:

    Good point, Larry. I, for one, like things to be black and white. I am so afraid of making mistakes that a lot of times I don’t move when I should. And yet it seems that God wants us to be creative and think things out for ourselves. How do I truly love God with all my heart, soul, and mind? How do I love my neighbor as myself when there are days I don’t love myself? No black and white answers there. Frustrating, isn’t it?

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