*👉VERSE:* _*”For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”_(Matthew 7:29)
Jesus Christ is undeniably, the authorized Word of God which is needed by every soul for a purpose. Our purpose is to have the godliness of Christ our Saviour, who has called us to serve God in holiness.
The Holy Bible is the final authority of every living soul on the face of this earth. It is the only way to follow in order to resemble God in holiness. One’s ability to read and quote scriptures, is not enough to turn him or her into an obedient child of God. The Scribes were very intelligent sect of scholars in Israel, charged with the writing and interpretation of the Jewish or Mosaic laws. They were good at finding faults in the lives of others, even more than in themselves. What a group of self righteous people they were!
For this reason, they could be described as hypocrites by our Lord Jesus Christ because they had a form of godliness but denied the power thereof. Reading and quoting Scriptures without backing them with the required obedience, makes it count powerless like a story book. As Jesus Christ taught his followers the Spirit filled Word of God, His authority was established and the people knew the vast difference between carnal laws and the inspired Word of Authority. Let us desire to hold unto the obedience of the Word of Authority, in order to be empowered.
Our lives must be an example of the powerful Word of God we preach and reflect on.
*PRAYER* Oh Lord, may our lives demonstrate our positive response to your authorized Word in Jesus name. *AMEN*