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PREPARATION DAY | 2023-03-31 | Passover | Who are Legitimate Sons?Asking questions is one of the most powerful ways to engage people on a deeper level. Paul used this rabbinic technique and has stirred the imagination of Christians for the past two thousand years. If we consider just his letter to the Romans, his greatest theological treatise of all, he asks at least 75 different questions!

Here are a few:
* “What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision?
* “Do we then make void the law through faith?
* “Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?
* “How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?”
* “Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace?”
* “O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?”

Y’shua also used questions quite effectively. “Who do men say that I am?” challenged Peter to come to a Spirit-inspired conclusion. This was posed to Peter to bolster his understanding of sonship; “From whom do the kings of the earth take customs or taxes, from their sons or from strangers?” However, what might be the most provocative question of all is one that Y’shua leaves the conclusion for you to discover. “Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his master made ruler over his household, to give them food in due season?” I want you to contemplate the answer to this question, but not before you consider His prior remarks earlier in the same sermon. “This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”

Here are a number of mysterious and challenging questions of my own to solve, while also pondering Y’shua’s riddle:
* “Who then is the faithful and wise servant?”
* “What is the gospel of the kingdom?”
* “What ends after the gospel of the kingdom has been witnessed by all nations?”
* “Whom does the Father chasten?
* “What does it mean to be a legitimate son?”
* “What does it mean to be a firstborn?”
* “Who was at risk of at the first Passover; what did it determine?”

These are not simple questions, so please don’t be too hasty to reply. I can, however, promise you this; if you make searching for the answers a priority on your devotional journey with the Lord, when you do discover the truth, it will change everything!