Oct. 10, 2016 (Luke 11:29-32)

“There is something greater than Solomon here.” Today, we have a version of an incident also recorded in the Gospel of Matthew. It revolves around the people needing a “sign” to know that they should follow Jesus. Both versions say essential that no sign will be given except the sign of Jonah. Matthew ties Jonah being in the belly of the fish for 3 days like Jesus will be in the tomb for three days. (The sign of the resurrection) Luke says the sign will be in Jesus’ teachings. The people of Nineveh repented when they heard his teachings; the people of Jesus’ time should respond to His teachings as well. There is a message for us here: just listening to God’s word is not enough, we must respond to it with a change of heart.

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