It's Day 34 and we're in Mark 12.
Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 9 - When we have violently rejected God, there comes a moment of terrible judgment. The anger of God is justified and it is a horrible thing to consider.
- Verse 14 - These two groups (v. 13) are trying to trap Jesus. If He says to pay the taxes, the Pharisees will tell the people that Jesus is a patsy for the hated Roman occupation. If He says not to pay the taxes, the Herodians will tell Rome that Jesus is preaching rebellion.
- Verses 35-37 - This is a little Bible puzzle Jesus gives them to show their limited knowledge. The point He is making is that David came before the Christ, yet David (who should have been honored by his ancestor the Christ) calls his descendent by the honor of the title "Lord." The key to solving the puzzle is knowing that Jesus was physically by His birth the ancestor of David but by His preexistence was superior to David, which means He's worthy of the title "Lord."
If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.
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