Questions Jesus Asked #79

Luke 5:33-34  (see Matthew 9:15 – Question #11) –  They said to him, “John’s disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking.”

            34 Jesus answered, “Can you make the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? 35 But the time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; in those days they will fast.”  NIV

The people asking Jesus questions were “the Pharisees and teachers of the Law.” This question to Jesus follows some conversation with Jesus’ disciples after he went in to Levi (or Matthew) the tax collector’s house to socialize with some of Matthew’s friends. This was Matthew’s retirement party. Jesus had invited Levi (Matthew) to follow Him, and he did!  It was a time for celebrating and sharing Matthew’s story and Jesus’ invitation.  But some people weren’t happy about the situation. Continue reading

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