“You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. Truly I tell you, all this will come on this generation.
Matthew 23: 33 – 36
How well do you respond to being taught and/or told what to or given suggestions on how to live your life? Jesus sent people to teach the Jewish people, so that they will come to follow Jesus Christ. Yet, as Jesus predicts, they turn away from him. In this day and age, we have different ways to learn about Jesus, and learn how to follow Jesus. We need to be willing to listen to the different teachers we are given by Jesus. Jesus is ready with open arms to receive everyone. All that we need to do is be willing to listen, learn, and apply those teachings to our lives.
Prayer: Loving God, thank you for being willing to teach us your ways. Help us to hear those teachings, and follow them. Amen.
Action: Keep your eyes and eyes open to God in the world.