Spiritual Authority is so important.
People noticed something different about Jesus’ teaching. The same thing was said about the Apostles speaking in Acts. There is such a contrast between eloquence and Spiritual Authority.
This passage notes a contrast between the teaching of Jesus and that of the experts in the Law. That same contrast exists today. There are those who study the Bible all the time, teach the Bible, get degrees in the Bible, but they don’t live the Bible.
In Jesus’ day, and in the time of the Apostles the contrast was between those who were doing the work of the Kingdom and those who had no such experience from which to draw. Their lives did not reflect the God of all creation. Actually, the experts in the law had such a small view of God that they were trying to stop those who were preaching and living lives of spiritual authority.
Being an expert in God’s word is less about the degrees you hold and more about how much your life and ministry reflect the ministry of Jesus. Are you doing the things Jesus and His disciples did? Are you able to hear the voice of the Spirit?
IF YOUR MESSAGE COMES MORE FROM HEAVEN THAN FROM EARNED DEGREES, YOU WILL TEACH WITH AUTHORITY!