Every word is true
Isaiah 38-40/Luke 19-20
38:12-15 Who else has held the oceans in his hand? Who has measured off the heavens with his fingers? Who else knows the weight of the earth or has weighed out the mountains and the hills? Who is able to advise the Spirit of the LORD? Who knows enough to be his teacher or counselor? Has the LORD ever needed anyone’s advice? Does he need instruction about what is good or what is best? No, for all the nations of the world are nothing in comparison with him. They are but a drop in the bucket, dust on the scales. He picks up the islands as though they had no weight at all.
20:23-26 He saw through their trickery and said, “Show me a Roman coin. Whose picture and title are stamped on it?” “Caesar’s,” they replied. “Well then,” he said, “give to Caesar what belongs to him. But everything that belongs to God must be given to God.” So they failed to trap him in the presence of the people. Instead, they were amazed by his answer, and they were silenced.
OT Flash Points
Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered
Short-lived – people are as grass, fleeting
But the Word of the Lord is eternal
Those who wait on the Lord will be strengthened with New Strength
NT Flash Points
Entry of the King
Evil can not advance when “the people hang on every word Jesus says”
Jesus’ words are Spirit & Life – “Don’t be afraid, only believe.” “Come to Me.” God’s words can not be ignored – “This is My beloved Son, listen to Him.”