Matthew 21:12-22 is a passage I’m very familiar with in my reading… and know so little about in context of the story. For too long I have looked at each part without regard to the whole.
Reading for Today: Psalm 55, 74 Lam 2:1-9 2 Cor. 1:23-2:11 Mark 12:1-11 In his march to the Cross, Jesus goes straight at the religious leaders. When spiritual authority is gone, all that is left is theological wordplay, manipulation, and outright intimidation. It still happens today.
Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. (Matt. 22:29)
One of the things I love about NT Wright’s writing is he uses phrases that scare the living daylights out of people like me who are used to the abuse of those words. When Wright dares to move into territory that sounds a lot like the old “Kingdom Now” theology I studied in college, I get nervous.Continue reading “Understanding the power of the Kingdom right here and right now”