January 31, Reading 1 – Matthew 21:33-22:14

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SAA Notes

These two parables are told to the chief priests and the elders of Israel. What warning is there for you in these parables, for your acceptance of the Bible’s authority and for your practice?

SJA Notes

These are hard words to read – The church today is often guilty, or the people within the church today, guilty of taking for granted the framework and the understanding and the structures that the bible sets up – And then working our own ways within it, apart from God.

Are we a people producing fruits in keeping with repentance?

Have we fallen on the rock of Israel, the cornerstone – Jesus? Are we broken into pieces before Him, our foundation?

As the Pharisees, Teachers of the Law and Chief Priests were guilty of at the time Jesus walked the earth, so we can be guilty to – Of working our own ways and wisdom and desires, thinking we are kingdom people by walking our own paths – Instead of walking with Jesus!

He is the stone that the builders rejected, the cornerstone.

* Father God,

You have ordained that Jesus would be rejected by men, with no form or majesty, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.

But He is the cornerstone and the capstone! He is the rock on which we build our foundation!

Hallelujah, for this Lord God. Thank You!

Amen.

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