DAY 4: Jesus was a Prophet to the People
Throughout the week we’ve seen that a prophet spoke on behalf of God, how Jesus fulfilled Old Testament prophecies, and the truth that Jesus Himself was and is God in the flesh. One additional interesting aspect of Jesus’ life and ministry is that others referred to Him as a prophet.
Here are a few examples:
- When Jesus entered into the city of Jerusalem, many asked who HE was and the crowd responded, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth (Matthew 21:11).”
- After bringing back to life a man who was dead, the crowd responded, “A great prophet has appeared among us! (Luke 7:16).”
- When meeting a Samaritan woman, she responds to Him to say, “Sir, I can see that you are a prophet (John 4:19).”
In short, the people Jesus Himself interacted with recognized Him not only as a great teacher, but as somebody who spoke directly on behalf of God.
READING & JOURNALING:
Today’s reading is commonly referred to as the Sermon on the Mount. Which three of these verses or teachings stick out to you most?
What do these passages teach you about God?
What steps can you put into place today (this week, month, or year) to live out these passages?
Heavenly Father, sometimes I find it hard to read my Bible, and today I’m struck by an even greater challenge — living out my faith well! As such, today I simply hold onto You. I trust that You will never leave me nor forsake me, no matter how difficult the circumstances I face. Thank You for that! I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible in 260 Days (5 Days a week, 52 Weeks a year). It is a separate reading from the above devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: Joshua 1 & 2
Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?
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