I AM Week 5: Day 2

Pray and read

Praise God for revealing himself by his word, and ask him to help you hear and respond to it with repentance and faith by his Spirit at work in you. Read John 7:14-24.

Explore

Jesus goes to teach in the temple courts. How do the Jews react to his teaching?

Jesus responds to the question, “How did this man get such learning…” with a statement about his authority. What does he say? Where does his authority come from? How could the crowds test his authority?

What critique does Jesus have of the crowds who are listening? What does it reveal about the crowds understanding of who Jesus is? Of who God is?

Apply

The crowds who hear Jesus teaching in the temple courts are amazed, but that isn’t enough. What response does Jesus authority implicitly demand? What would it mean for you to live today as though his words are true?

Pray

Thank God for revealing himself to us in the Lord Jesus, and for the wisdom that is found in him.

Ask God to enable you to live by his Spirit today, in obedience to Jesus.

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