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Jerusalem's Reaction to the Newborn King: The Importance of Reverencing Scripture

Welcome to A Journey through the New Testament! In this series, we will systematically journey through every chapter in the New Testament, unveiling the marvelous insights that can be found in the scriptures.

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In Matthew 2, a specific verse offers crucial context for understanding the Jews' relationship with Jesus in the Gospels. After the wise men informed Herod about the birth of the King of the Jews, it appears that this news spread to the people of Israel.


Matthew 2:3 reads, "When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him."


Why, though, would all of Jerusalem be troubled upon hearing about the birth of their King? Their reaction wasn't the same as Herod's, but rather, they contemplated the truth of these reports in their hearts. Herod was troubled by the possibility of being overthrown, while Israel was stirred by the news of their promised Messiah.


As we explore the Gospels, it's crucial to remember that the Children of Israel lived by the teachings of Moses and the prophecies of the Old Testament. They wholeheartedly believed in these prophecies and eagerly awaited their fulfillment. They were well-versed in the scriptures concerning their Messiah, recognizing Him as their deliverer.


Throughout the Gospels, you'll notice that the Jews frequently referenced Old Testament figures in their interactions with Jesus. Their upbringing instilled deep respect for the scriptures, so Jesus had to align with the writings of the Old Testament. They wouldn't easily accept anything that didn't harmonize with the scriptures. While some, like the self-serving Pharisees, twisted scripture interpretations for their own desires, the pure practice of faith in the scriptures remains a foundational principle that not just Jews but all Christians should uphold.

  • Written by Kareem Flowers, Sunrise with Jesus

Which scripture do you hold on to? Feel free to share it with your friends in the comment section of this post.


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Letoia Lindsay
Letoia Lindsay
2023年11月23日

Philippians‬ ‭4:6‭-‬7‬ ‭KJV‬‬ [6] Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. [7] And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Philippians‬ ‭4:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

[13] I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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‭‭Galatians‬ ‭2:20‬ ‭KJV‬‬ [20] I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. https://bible.com/bible/1/gal.2.20.KJV


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Ezekiel 36:26-28 KJV


[26] A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

[27] And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.


[28] And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.


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I’m honored to actually see those scriptures being fulfilled today, not just in me but the Saints of God.


To imagine we didn’t have no power over sin and could not fulfill righteousness consistently even if we wanted to, BUT here God foretolds that he renew his people and place his commandments in us; his character and love so we can FREELY do the things he wants us to do.


To live in a wicked and perverted world today, it could only take a renewed heart influenced by God to do so.

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Oneila Taylor
Oneila Taylor
2023年11月09日

Romans 8:17-18 KJV

And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. [18] For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.



I have seen this scripture in a new way since my connection with bible teachers . I can now boldly say that I choose to suffer for his sake because I know the glory that’s coming after this life 😊🙌🏼🙌🏼

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Kareem Flowers
Kareem Flowers
2023年11月09日
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That is very honorable and it is the way to go! Praise the Lord for the Comforter.

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