Matthew 22 - Day 118 (link to reading plan)
Scripture: Matthew 22:29
Observation: The different factions of Israel's religious leaders (Pharisees, Sadducees, Scribes) try their best to trap Jesus with "difficult" questions so he exposes their problem - "Your mistake is that you don't know the Scriptures, and you don't know the power of God."
Application: We often transpose our agendas, personalities, learning, etc. onto the Bible rather than allowing the scriptures to change us. The religious leaders used the Torah as a weapon to keep everyone in line with their master plan. The problem was that their plan wasn't in line with God's plan.
Prayer: Lord, please help me to love others towards You and Your plans.