Heart Prep for Sunday, July 5th
Have you ever realized that you don’t actually know as much about a particular subject as you think you do? Have you ever popped off about a particular topic, only to have an expert put you in your place? It’s no fun. It’s humiliating mostly because we don’t like to be wrong, and we especially don’t like being exposed in front of others. It makes us feel like frauds, and our egos hate it.
That’s just what we get in our passage this week. As we work our way through the Passion week, we have come to the Day of Questions in Mark 12. In our passage, Mark 12:13-27, we find the Pharisees, Herodians, and Sadducees posing questions to Jesus with the intention of trapping Him to destroy His credibility, to label Him as an enemy of the Roman state, or simply to force Him to affirm their positions. It’s a resounding failure, of course. But as we look at the questions and responses, we’ll not only be able to see a glimpse of our errors, but we’ll also get to see a vision for what life in Christ, both in this world and in the life to come, looks like.
Hopefully, we’ll come away with a greater appreciation for the Lord’s covenantal faithfulness to us and the call He has upon our lives. I’ll see you Sunday!