Thursday, March 12. Matthew 21:23-27.
I have a very simple thought for today. The Pharisees did not want to answer Jesus’ question because they were afraid of the crowd. How often do we hold back on speaking our minds because we are afraid of what people might think about us?
Jesus was not willing to speak straight with the Pharisees because they allowed fear to guide them. Perhaps when we allow fear to guide us it makes it hard for us to hear the words of God.
Remember the words of 1 John 4:18 today. Perfect love drives out fear.