Something in us is tempted to believe God loves his Law more than his people. We’re tempted to prioritize rules over people. Maybe you left church because somebody prioritized the Bible over your divorced mother or gay brother. But Jesus came to offer us a life greater than keeping religious rules.
MOVING FORWARD Something greater than a temple or law has come into the world: the life and light of God; his only Son, Jesus. And Jesus offers you the same invitation he offered to his first-century followers: “Follow me”—not because of faith but because he has demonstrated his faithfulness.
WEEKLY READING Spend some time this week reading and reflecting on Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21.