Hook: Why do so many people feel like failures before God?
Book: The Sabbath controversies became a cause to question Jesus’ regard for the Law of Moses. In this defense, He not only endorsed the Law but presented himself as the fulfillment of both its prophecies and righteous standards. The real issue was much deeper. His conflict with the religious leadership stemmed from their failure to measure by the truth and spirit of the Law. They had more concern for knowledge and power than pleasing the God of heaven with submission. Since God’s measurement in eternity will be based on obedience to His Word, that is the path to spiritual success for everyone.
Took: Overcoming feelings of failure is usually only an obedient step away. How would obedience in your life make you feel successful before God?