Jesus shares truths we need to hear, even if we do not want to hear them. As Jesus teaches hard truth, he challenges conventional wisdom. He reverses the normal and natural order of things. This should not surprise us, considering this Teacher’s life and work are the opposite of what one would expect. Take to heart what Jesus says! For his Word, though it contains hard truth, gives eternal life.
August 14: Not Peace, But Division
August 21: Not the First, But the Last
August 28: Not the Exalted, But the Humbled
September 4: Not Easy, But Costly