Happy Mothers Day! From Taos, New Mexico!
We are reading chronologically, therefore we will read some of the chapters in the Gospels out of order. Yesterday we read Matthew 8, today chapter 11.
The kingdom is being offered to the nation of Israel–it is also being rejected by them. No matter how many great and mighty miracles Jesus performed (11:21), His offer is being turned down. Israel is not believing Him.
Consequently, Jesus turns from the nation that is rejecting him and offers, not the kingdom, but rest and service to anyone in the nation as are conscious of need. It is a turning point in Jesus’ ministry.
Read Matthew 11:1-30