Wisdom that Is Hard to Resist and Believe

Wisdom that Is Hard to Resist and Believe

Jesus has the wisdom in speaking that his adversaries will be powerless to resist or refuse. The Pharisees love it when people recognize their wisdom and call them teachers.  And they are wise, undoubtedly, as the tricky question they address to Jesus through theirs...
Garment to Wear for Heaven’s Glorious Feast

Garment to Wear for Heaven’s Glorious Feast

Jesus himself is the garment we need in order to take part in the heavenly feast.  By clothing ourselves with him, we are assured of entry into the banquet of the Kingdom. The guests come from street corners.  But even so, only one does not get to put on, to his own...
Fruit of Righteousness that the Kingdom Demands

Fruit of Righteousness that the Kingdom Demands

The fruit of righteousness comes through Jesus Christ for the praise and glory of God.  And those who remain in Jesus and he in them bear much fruit. God expects righteousness from his people.  In fact, God’s people prove themselves before him through the fruit of...
Petty and Narrow Self-Interests

Petty and Narrow Self-Interests

Jesus dies for us sinners.  That is how the God of unfathomable goodness proves his love for us as petty and stingy as we are. Our petty desires for gain, power and security hinder the revelation of truth.  And not knowing the truth leads to people’s...
Forsake the Ways and Thoughts of the World

Forsake the Ways and Thoughts of the World

Jesus teaches us to forsake the ways and thoughts of the world.  Replacing them with those of God, we become fools before the world, yet wise before God. To forsake the needy is a sure sign that one follows the ways and thoughts of the world.  And the parable of the...
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