Mark’s account of Holy Week is divided into a day-by-day account starting with Palm Sunday. Tuesday was spent in a heated debate with the elders, priests and scribes. It is Mark’s longest telling of a day.
This morning as I read about Jesus’ interactions with these opponents it struck me again how smart Jesus is. For the longest of times I didn’t make the connection that in addition of Jesus being the savior, Jesus is the smartest person to ever live. One of the best exploration of this (that I’ve read) is a short essay by Dallas Willard entitled, “Jesus The Logician.”
I invite you to read Mark 11:20-13:37 … and appreciate the intelligence of Jesus the Logician.