Re:Verse reading–Acts 13:1-52 (day three)
“Take care that what the prophets have said does not happen to you.” The reason Jesus appeared so extreme—even anti-scriptural—to his contemporaries is that his life was exactly what a human life looked like when lived the way the law and the prophets teach us to live. We’re all pro-Bible, we’re all pro-God, blah, blah, blah. But theory isn’t practice. Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die, as blues artist Albert King sang. We can talk about the Bible; Jesus lived it. The fulfillment of the law was the perfect man who would show us what the law looked like in practice. Paul’s chilling words point us to the good news that Jesus will teach us how to live the kind of life he himself lived.