The kingdom of heaven is in the small and seemingly insignificant—but it is in the here and now, in the present, and God is inviting us to join him.
In these stories, Jesus subtly reminds them that there is something more powerful than the greatest of human figures or endeavors.
To thirst for God, to seek after His teachings and long for His presence, is to adopt the posture of the psalmist in Psalm 119.
This journey is not meant to be walked alone, but together—in covenant community
I am coming to believe that Jesus ordered people to keep quiet because Jesus knew if we talked, we would mess up the simple message: Jesus is the Son of God and he was sent to this earth to free the oppressed and bring restoration to the whole of humanity and creation.
Overall, the gloomy and dismal nature of verses two through eight in Psalm 75 remind us not only of God’s judgment of the wicked, but points us to the cross—our only hope as wicked, sinful creatures.