Monday, January 25

Gratitude

Spend five minutes focusing on a couple of things you appreciate and thank God for them.

Word

Mark 12:28 (MEV)

One of the scribes came and heard them reasoning together. Perceiving that Jesus had answered them well, he asked Him, “Which is the first commandment of all?”

Connect

Not everyone is against Jesus

With all the negativity toward Jesus by the Jewish establishment recorded in the Bible, you would think that Jesus is universally opposed. But, this is not true. Not all of the Jewish leaders rejected the teachings of Jesus. This became such an issue that we hear phrases like this, “Yet many of the rulers also believed in Him. But because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they be put out of the synagogue.” (John 12:42)

Obviously, some of Jesus’ fellow Jews are persuaded by his message and all the earliest Christians are Jewish. They think of Jesus as fulfilling the law and the prophets.

Me

What is one reason you can think of why a Jewish person today might not try to explore Christianity? What is one counter-thought concerning that reason?

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