Scripture of the Day

Deep Change | Matthew 21:28-31 NIV

August 8, 2017


Deep Change | Matthew 21:28-31 NIV

“What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’ [29] “‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went. [30] “Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go. [31] “Which of the two did what his father wanted?” “The first,” they answered. Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you.”

Matthew 21:28-31 NIV


Read Matthew 21:28-31 NIV.

Jesus used this parable to rebuke the religious leaders who pretended to obey God like the son who said “yes” but really lived with a “no” heart.  Ask yourself when was last time you had a deep, transformational experience with God.  Or, is your focus on behavior while ignoring or denying heart condition.

For more, check out the Deep Change Devotional.


Russ Ewell serves as Director of BACC Next, where he is tasked with thinking about the future.