There are 3 ideas that Jesus teaches the many thousands of people that had gathered in Judea to hear Him that I’ve been pondering. First, He warns the people about the Pharisees’ hypocrisy and He urges them to fear God. Then Jesus encourages the people to have a rich relationship with God - to know God. And later, Jesus encourages the crowds to seek the Kingdom of God. Fear God, know God, seek God. Some of this information was the key to knowledge that the religious leaders in Judea were keeping from the people. I hope to encourage you today to listen to what God is telling us through His word and ultimately to obey what He says.