Mark 12:24 – Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God?”
Lord Jesus, the Pharisees and the Sadducees show their ignorance. They ask their questions of Jesus, but they don’t even know the Scriptures. They have fallen away from the faith because they haven’t spent their time studying and knowing the Scriptures. Lord Jesus, keep me from this! I pray you, Lord Jesus, by the constant teaching of your Spirit and the constant meditating on your Word, teach my heart, guide my life, and instruct my mind. I pray, by Your Word transform my heart and mind so that all these important questions are answered not by my understanding but by the truth of your Word. Speak clearly to me in your Word and give me faith to understand, apply, and believe it. Help me stand up in faith on the truth of your Word. Amen.