The following is from OBC’s daily devotional for today:
Jesus went through every city and village teaching that he was Israel’s promised Christ, their King. He taught that those who truly believe his message will show it by faithful, persevering obedience (vv. 1-21). The “mysteries of the Kingdom of God” (v. 10) are truths Jesus taught about the Kingdom. Jesus taught such truth in parables, which would be understood by those who believed him but completely missed by those who rejected him. Each parable makes one point and the parable’s details must be understood in relation to that one point.
As the God-man King of Israel, Jesus has the power and authority over every aspect of creation (vv. 22-25), all demons (vv. 26-39), and the effects of sin, whether sickness or death (vv. 40-56).
Truths to Nail Down and Meditate On
- Genuine faith hears, obeys and keeps, transforms one’s life, rests, and wholly and entirely believes in Jesus.
- In this chapter we see how Jesus is the King and Teacher, the Lord of creation (controlling the seas), the Lord of spirits (controlled demons), and the Lord of life (reversing sickness and death).