Never once did Jesus claim his authority was of his own doing. He gave all praise and glory to God. He submitted himself to God’s will and set the example for us all to follow suit.
We know they weren’t there to interview Jesus; they came to confront and to trap him. They begin by asking, “Who gives you the authority to do these things you do?” It might seem like a harmless question, but Jesus knew they weren’t interested in getting to know more about him. Their only concerned was with keeping the status quo, and holding on to their control of the temple. So instead of taking their bait, Jesus returns their question for a question. The interviewee becomes the interviewer. And the leaders discover Jesus is going to a major threat to their privileged life...
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An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”