When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.

Matthew 7 : 28 – 29

I love listening to books as audio recordings when I am out for walks. Sometimes someone else is reading the book, and then there are times when the author is reading their own book. While both are great, there is something so different, and more powerful when the author reads their own work.

When Jesus was teaching what is known as the Sermon on the Mount, this is a teaching he knows, because it is part of who he is. The teachings he taught the people are ones he fully embodies. He is able to do this in a way that even the teachers who had been studied the teachings of the prophets could never embody or teach.

It becomes so important in life to seek out the what Jesus is saying and let that speak louder than any other voice. It might be difficult to hear sometimes as it might be a quiet voice amidst much louder voices.

 

Prayer: Loving God, we give you thanks that you continue to teach us. You continue to speak to us, and teach us how to be your followers in this world. Help us to listen out for your voice. Help us to follow what you teach us.

Action: Take time to listen out for Jesus speaking to you.

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