Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 23 - A sobering verse considering how much of an emphasis our culture puts on wealth and prosperity.
- Verse 9 - Paul also mentions that abandonment by a non-believing spouse is an acceptable reason.
- Verse 17 - Why does Jesus say this if His life is sinless? I think it's because the person is approaching Him as a normal teacher. He's essentially saying, "If you want to know what's good, ask God."
- Verse 30 - Many who are seen as being first in this life will find themselves further down the line in God's judgment; and vice versa.
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Questions From Previous Chapters:
- "Can you please explain Matt 17:10-13? Don't modern-day Jews still set a place for Elijah at the table during Friday night Shabbot?" -The Jewish belief was that before the Messiah would appear there would be an appearance from Elijah. Some held this was an Elijah figure (i.e. someone doing the work of a prophet like Elijah did); others that it was actually Elijah. They are basically telling Jesus, "Hey, you can't be the Messiah because we haven't seen Elijah yet." Of course, John the Baptist was the Elijah-type prophet that fulfilled that need. And I also have heard that modern Jews still set a place for Elijah.