If you asked me … well actually, even if you didn’t ask me, I’d tell you my opinion.
This may not describe you, but I have an opinion about everything. (I’m not knowledgeable about everything I just have an opinion about everything).
Quite naturally then, my opinion is (obviously) correct.
Jesus often came face-to-face with people like me. Opinionated people.
Jesus undoubtedly wished he could reform their mistaken opinion for their own good, but often, as you might know, opinionated people can’t hear and won’t listen.
Opinion That Matters
Here’s some fun with multiple choice answers to Matthew 9: 12,13 (N LT.)
The scene is Jesus behaving like Jesus. Jesus has offended those who felt it was their sacred calling to defend truth as they had defined it. They were certain Jesus was misguided and they were enlightened.
So Jesus explains his position: (Fill in the blanks)
Discovering the Treasure
Verse 12: When Jesus heard this, he replied, Healthy people don’t need a _____
b) 401k, or
sick people do.
Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: I want you to be _____
b) merciful, or
I don’t want your sacrifices.
For I have come to call _____
a) the rich,
b) the poor, or
not those who think they are already good enough.
It’s a, b, c right?
There’s treasure in Jesus’ words …
it’s his opinion that matters.