Senin, 17 Oktober 2016

Being Victorious over the Critics

Have you ever been criticized by someone or people around?
Or maybe people are judging you to the wrong thing you made? 

How would you respon to the critics that might people look down on you.

I have learnt a lesson how to be victorious of the critics. 

Matthew 22:23-32.
1. Finding the motives of the questions.
2. Telling the facts.

Jesus' opponents gave the question to Jesus with three questions: 3T (Trap. Trick, and Test question)

One of Jesus' opponents were Sadducees. They come along with a trick question about a man with seven wives. ( it is because the Sadducees didn’t believe in the resurrection.

and Jesus replies, ‘You are wrong because you do not know the Scriptures and the power of God'. At this point, Jesus uses the Pentateuch (The book of Genesis, Exodus, leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) as the first five books of the Bible that Sadducees trusted, to show that God is ‘not the God of the dead but of the living'.

He does this by quoting God’s words to Moses at the burning bush in Exodus 3:6: ‘I am the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob’ (Matthew 22:32a). 

When Moses heard those words, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had been dead for hundreds of years, but God did NOT say ‘I was their God’ but ‘I am their God'. It refers to His existence as a living God through the life of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.