What Is This
Then they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.”
Man Of Wonders
When Jesus spoke people listened. They were amazed at what a great teacher He was. He spoke with authority and people respected Him. Jesus made people think and gave them a reason to act upon what they heard. He is the greatest teacher ever known.
We learn many things when we study the life and ministry of Christ. His teachings were full of grace and full of wisdom. He astonished even the religious leaders with great knowledge. But most of all, His teachings were associated with miracles that left everyone in awe. Mark 1:27 doesn’t emphasize so much what He taught as much as how He taught. John Mark wants the reader to know what a great teacher Jesus was. When Jesus showed up to the synagogue it was something special for those who were present. Jesus didn’t just preach and teach the Scriptures, He called people to a personal response.
Today we have many Bible teachers and preachers who proclaim the Gospel of Jesus with authority and wisdom. Many are great scholars of God’s Word and share great witness of the power of the Holy Spirit. But no one compares to Jesus. We still are able to listen to His authority and wisdom by reading and studying the gospels. It is important for a Christian to know Jesus and to understand how He taught. His teachings are still the same. We learn from Him everyday.
Lord, teach me and make me to be the person you want me to be. Give me wisdom to understand your Words and help me to respond the way you want me to.