February 25, 2017: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Matthew 20-22
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Commentary: Chapter 20 is divided into four parts, but there is a running theme throughout all four: the first shall be last and the last shall be first. Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem means He is no longer hiding or keeping to the countryside. Rather, He is announcing who He is through a royal procession; a red carpet event. He is now in charge and refuses to acknowledge the authority of the Sanhedrin when they refuse to acknowledge what is in front of them. Jesus cannot be tricked or mislead, for He understands all, unlike the Pharisees.
Focus Verses: 20:22-28 We do not always realize the consequences of what we ask for. Following Christ, being His disciple is not a life of leisure, but of work and sacrifice. Examine how your life follows the teachings of Christ.