TOPIC: BE SPIRITUAL TO REASON AND RESPOND SPIRITUALLY
TEXT: MARK 8:14 - 21
The Lord Jesus Christ had a great concern about the spiritual blindness of the Pharisees, who are supposed to be the religious leaders of the Jews. But they kept looking for ways to set traps for the Lord. Thus, the Lord warned His disciples about the Pharisees' and King Herod's wicked plans against Him and the disciples.
He used yeast as a metaphor to describe the danger of the Pharisees' doctrines or evil plan to trap Him and His disciples. However, the disciple's hearts and eyes were not opened for them to understand the spiritual meanings of the warning.
It is quite unfortunate that most of the people who claim to know the Lord today don't understand scriptures or pastors' and preachers' Bible messages. Some don't even have time to listen to Bible teaching. Therefore, their responses to issues are always or mostly carnal. Therefore, there is a need to give more attention to spiritual than carnal or natural reasoning.
QUESTION: How do you respond to spiritual matters?
PRAYER: Lord, enable me to understand spiritual matters so that I can reason and respond better.