Daily Archives: January 26, 2018
“Come, follow me.” — Jesus (Matthew 4:19)
We are starting the new year off right by following Jesus through the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, wrapping up on Easter on April 1st. We’ll be hopping around the four gospels for a chronological perspective of Jesus’ life on earth. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
Jesus and John the Baptist
After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee.
2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3 to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”
4 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. 6 Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”
7 As John’s disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed swayed by the wind? 8 If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces. 9 Then what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is the one about whom it is written:
“‘I will send my messenger ahead of you,
Too Proud | Dyea Rowland
“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10 KJV) Jesus absolutely has a way of seeking us, just as in verses 4-6, when John had a little bit of doubt. Jesus sent his disciples with scripture to assure him and remind him that Jesus is who He says He is. Jesus makes it so simple for us, but only if we’re not intellectually or spiritually proud.
I’ve always wondered what it meant for things to be hidden from the learned and the wise, but I get it now, PRIDE. I’ve been prideful, not seeking You. You’ve asked me to come into fellowship with You, and I’ve stepped out. But, again You have a way of seeking me and pulling me right back in. I don’t want to be too proud; I want to be right there in fellowship with You.
Father, thank You for not hiding Your Word from me today; they were the words I needed today. Thank You for seeking me, like You always do, and bringing me right back to You with all kinds of reassurance. In Jesus’ name…Amen.
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