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What Authority

“One day, as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple and preaching the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with the elders came up and said to him, “Tell us by what authority you do these things, or who it is that gave you this authority” (Luke 20:1-2, ESV). Jesus has restored the temple to its proper place, throwing out the greed and corruption and orienting it once more to be the meeting place of God and man. His presence and teaching expresses this purpose even more fully, as He Himself supersedes the temple, as the true meeting of God and man. God teaches His people; but the religious leaders will not listen, for their hearts are hard.

Turn to the Lord, draw near to Him, and listen to His word. God has reached down to us with the offer of life and restoration. Believe, receive, and follow the One who came from heaven for your redemption. May the grace of the Lord sustain you today.

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