Jesus said some outrageous things. He would capture teaching moments by saying some outlandish statements. When Peter asked about paying the Temple tax Jesus said to him,” go to the sea and throw in a hook, and the first fish that comes up; open its mouth, you will find a stater.” Peter went and paid the tax with the money found as Jesus said. (Matt 17:27) What about the time when thousands gathered to hear Jesus preach? The Lord knew the crowd was hungry. He turns to Philip and asks, “Where are we to buy bread so that these people may eat? Philip remarks that two hundred days wages would not feed everyone. Andrew found a boy with his lunch and Jesus multiplied the bread and fish. (John 6:5-13)
The things Jesus said were often curious. “I am the Light of the world.” (John 8:12) “What do you want me to do for you?” (Mark 10:51) During a storm, Jesus stood and said, “Hush, be still.” (Mark 4:39) “Father, forgive them they know not what they do,” the day He was crucified. (Luke 23:34a)
Jesus never minced or wasted words. The comments and questions He said always had deep significance. Whether it was to arouse curiosity, define His mission, personally apply truth, challenge the status quo, or bring His hearers to a deeper understanding. Jesus always had profound things to say. So, listen up because our Jesus is truly amazing.
Bless you all as we walk along with Him.