When I moved to Alabama in 1986, the first thing my neighborhood kids asked me was “Are you an Alabama or an Auburn fan?” Today, I still vividly remember that question. They didn’t ask me my name or where I was from, just what team I was rooting for. As someone that didn’t follow Alabama football, I couldn’t make an intelligent decision at the time.
Interestingly enough, throughout time, people have always been asked to make a choice…. In the following passage, Jesus asked the chief elders to make a choice, but they too, couldn’t, or wouldn’t make a decision. What was the outcome? Read on to find out:
23Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you this authority?”
24Jesus replied, “I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 25John’s baptism—where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or from men?”
They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ 26But if we say, ‘From men’—we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.”
27So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know.”
Then he said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.
Here, the religious experts didn’t make a choice. And there lack of decision caused them to not understand who Jesus truly was.
One day you, too, will be faced with a serious question. The question of who you believe JESUS is. There is only one right answer. Jesus is the Son of God, Lord and Savior to those who believe. Do you believe? If not, click here: http://whativaluemost.com/Gospel_main.aspx