“When Jesus had finished these words, the crowds were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their scribes” (Matthew 7:28-29).

While the scribes were the supposed experts of scriptural interpretation, Jesus embodied them and translated them to flesh and blood.  Thus, the people were amazed.  It is nonetheless true today.  People are still amazed when they cross the path of someone who daily and devotedly lives their faith, as opposed to those who only speak of it in voluminous and amplified tones in the public square.  Our loving actions will amaze them long before our knowledgeable words.

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