“The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.”
The expression ‘fake it till you make it’ works well, unless you’re trying to fly a plane, or have a baby…or…wield God’s authority.
Someone who has God’s authority is the real thing. And that was what amazed the people about Jesus. He was completely authentic, confident in what He was saying, and was clearly doing God’s work.
That is what God calls us to do. To speak confidently based on His Word. God has sent each of us out to minister in His name, and to spread the good news of His grace and truth.
Dear God, help me to speak up for You when I need to. To share Your good news with confidence, and to honor You with my life, and the trust You have placed in me. Amen.