Dumber Than Rocks: Matthew 21:14-17
“14) And the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. 15) But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He had done, and the children who were shouting in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became indignant 16) and said to Him, “Do You hear what these children are saying?” And Jesus *said to them, “Yes; have you never read, ‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies You have prepared praise for Yourself’?” 17) And He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.” Matthew‬ ‭21‬:‭14‬-‭17‬ ‭
This now becomes an interesting encounter between Jesus and the chief priests and scribes. According to Luke 19:39-40, the Pharisees wanted Jesus to silence the crowd. He told them if these were silenced the stones would cry out.
Jesus was recognized by the common people, the children and even the stones, but the religious leaders were blind. They became indignant. They were jealous. As a result we can can conclude they became dumber than rocks!
That might sound like a strong indictment, but it is often true. When the Spirit of God is not illuminating a heart, people can be void of discernment, common sense, logic and reason. The god of this world works to blind people to the gospel, truth and the revelation of God. (See 2 Corinthians 4:3-4). The blind came to be healed. The seeing religious leaders became blind. People can be dumber than rocks!
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global