Topic: Power Of Divine Wisdom [Friday February 24, 2017]
Text: Mark 11:27-33
Key Verse: “The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me” (Mark 11:30).
The humanity and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ are awe inspiring. His birth as a man marks His identification with humans. His manifestation as the Son of God was a mystery that shows His authority over the affairs of humanity. Our text reveals one of the instances in which Jesus was tempted by some of the leaders of Judaism in Israel, “the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders” (Mark 11:27).
Their aim was to ensnare Jesus with a question that not only challenged His authority as Lord, but also sought to portray Him as either a blasphemer or a person involved in a questionable doctrine or religion. Jesus’ answer shows the power of divine wisdom. His answer was equally a question they could not answer: “The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer me” (Mark 11:30). A major lesson we learn from our text is that as children of God, we are partakers of the divine nature and the power of His wisdom.
In difficult situations, we should look up to Him for what to say and do. “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him” (James 1:5). As the Lord assured Moses when he was sent to Pharaoh, He also assures us today: “Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say” (Exodus 4:12).
Thought for the day: Wisdom is the principal thing to be earnestly sought after.
Bible Reading in one Year: Psalm 120-130
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