Scripture:   Mark 12:14  They came to him and said, “Teacher, we know that you are a man of integrity.  You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.  Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?  (NIV)  

Observation:   After making such a high commendation of Jesus, how could they ignore His teaching?  They condemn themselves by their own confession.

Application:   If I believe and say that Jesus really is a "Teacher," and "a man of integrity," who is not "swayed by men" but "teaches the way of God" and does it "in accordance with the truth," then I must listen to what He says.  I must do more than listen, I must obey and do!  How foolish to give such high commendations, then not follow through in obedience!

Prayer:   Lord, I want my life to show that I really do believe what I say about you!  Amen 

Pastor Leon
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