From Handbook to Scripture, Day 211
READING: MATTHEW 13
The Sermon on the Mount is followed by a collection of miracles that reveal Jesus’ authority over nature, disease, demons, and death. Thus, His words are authenticated by His works (8–10). As the people hear Jesus’ words and see His works, the religious leaders begin to oppose Him, and this theme of mounting rejection is developed until it culminates in the crucifixion.