Matthew 22:29

"Jesus replied, 'Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God.'"

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Jesus was very familiar with the writings of Scripture. Indeed, his response to Satan when he was tempted by him in the desert was to quote the Bible. God wants us to regularly engage in his word. But what is interesting in this quote from Jesus is that he also wants us to better understand God's power. But how can we do that? How can we better understand the power of God, the divine being who created this universe?


Think of some of the things in this life that we take for granted, but which many of us really don't understand. Maybe it's a technology like a microwave oven. How is that plastic box heating your soup? You are using the Internet right now. Do you know how it actually works? Or perhaps your curiosity is related to nature. Why do leaves turn red in autumn? Or why do people yawn? There are so many things in this life that we don't fully understand. Choose a topic that you have been curious about for awhile and try to learn more about it today.


With the same level of curiosity, determine to learn more about the power of God. You can learn more about his power in three ways. 1) Read the Bible and glean lessons from history. 2) Ask God to teach you. 3) Take courage and serve God in ways that will allow his power to be revealed.


(New Living Translation; photo credit: Wix media)

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