Thursday, March 9, 2017

How Did Jesus Spend His Time?

Day 8 Matthew

23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

In this passage, we see the three major activities Jesus spends his time doing.  He teaches in the synagogues. Primarily he is teaching the Jews how he is the Messiah that the Old Testament predicts. He teaches them that the primary purpose of the Law was to show them their need for a Savior. Then, he proclaims the good news of the kingdom. The good news is that the kingdom is now being realized in a new way through him. Finally, Jesus not only preaches and teaches, but shows how the kingdom works by healing every disease and sickness. Note, not some diseases and sicknesses but all of them.

Jesus, we thank you for showing us what heaven looks like on earth. Help us to turn from our busyness and participate in what you started and will bring to fruition one day. In Your name, Amen.

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