“Are you scribes gone awry?” Jesus asks us. “Have you got good religion?”
This Hebrews text is a word crafted for a specific people by a caring preacher.
We see in Bartimaeus's story the same basic elements that are present in the calling of Jesus’ first disciples.
People who are satisfied and content do not seek Jesus—only those who know there is something missing from their lives.
The villagers of Nazareth knew Jesus, and they thought him to be nothing special.
Going into the temple of the Lord would never be taken lightly. Still, Isaiah could not have imagined what was about to happen.