teaching that points to God

marmsky June 2018 (17)

teaching that points to God

Devotions from Jefferson Vann # 2415

John 7:11-16

Joh 7:11 That was why the Jews were looking for him at the festival and saying, “Where is he?”
Joh 7:12 And there was a lot of gossiping about him among the crowds. Some were saying, “He’s a good man.” Others were saying, “No, he’s deceiving the people instead.”
Joh 7:13 Still, nobody was talking publicly about him for fear of the Jews.
Joh 7:14 When the festival was already at mid-point, Jesus went up into the temple and began to teach.
Joh 7:15 Then the Jews were amazed and said, “How can this man know so many writings, since he hasn’t been trained?”
Joh 7:16 Jesus answered them, “My teaching isn’t mine but is from the one who sent me.

teaching that points to God

Jesus had decided not to publically enter the festival and announce himself. It gave the listeners to his teaching the opportunity to hear him without the hype that would have accompanied his reputation as amiracle worker. So, what the people were amazed at here was the teaching that could not be explained by the influence of any of the current teaching rabbis.

For all of us, there is a learning of the sacred writings that can only come from getting into those writings, and being taught by God. Jesus had that understanding directly from the Father who had sent him to teach. May we seek to learn the Scripture so clearly that our understanding points to God as our teacher.

LORD, we commit ourselves to learning from your word, every day.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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