Some Things to Think About…

Questions that Jesus asked, still food for thought today.

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“Which of you, by worrying, can add a single moment to your lifespan?”

(Matthew 6.27)

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“Do you see anything?”

(Mark 8:23)

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“Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord’ and not do what I command?

(Luke 6:46)

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“If I tell you the truth, why do you not believe Me?”

(John 8:46)

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“Who do you say I am?”

(Matthew 16:15)

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“What are you discussing as you walk along?”

(Luke 24:17)

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“Whom do you seek?”

(John 18:4)

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“Have you not read the Scriptures?”

(Matthew 21:42)

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Talk amongst yourselves…

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2 responses to “Some Things to Think About…

  1. 1. “Which of you, by worrying, can add a single moment to your lifespan?” (Matthew 6.27).

    Not one of us, that’s who.

    2. “Do you see anything?” (Mark 8:23)

    I see and hear much better since the day many years ago when I prayed, “Lord, let me see with your eyes and hear with your ears.”

    3. “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord’ and not do what I command?
    (Luke 6:46)

    Because I am a miserable sinner. Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me. As an old hymn says, “O give me grace to follow, my Master and my Friend.”

    4. “If I tell you the truth, why do you not believe Me?” (John 8:46)

    Because I am a miserable sinner, and arrogant, and stupid. Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me. Lord, I believe. Help my unbelief.

    5. “Who do you say I am?” (Matthew 16:15)

    Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

    6. “What are you discussing as you walk along?” (Luke 24:17)

    Usually something pretty inconsequential in the overall scheme of things. Lord, help me live with eternity’s values in view.

    7. “Whom do you seek?” (John 18:4)

    This question reminded me of the section in Handel’s Messiah from Malachi 3:1-3: “The Lord, whom ye seek, will suddenly come to His temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in. Behold, He shall come, saith the Lord of hosts. But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap… and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.” In other words, be careful what you ask for because you may get it.

    8. “Have you not read the Scriptures?” (Matthew 21:42)

    Yes, I have, and they can be downright exhilarating and downright scary all at the same time. In them I once thought that I had eternal life, but they testify of Jesus, Who alone is eternal life.

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