January 31, 2015
Verse 46 - "No one ever spoke the way this man does," the guards declared.
I don't know of anyone who spoke about the things that Jesus spoke about like Jesus. He speaks with authority. He has the authority, so he speaks this way. Others cannot speak in this way because they do not have the authority. This convinced the guards there is something different about him. It wouldn't make sense for someone without authority to speak the way Jesus did. If someone did, then it would either be insanity or deception. The problem is that Jesus was clearly not insane that they can just pass off and ignore as someone insane. The problem is that Jesus not only spoke about things the way no one else spoke, and also performed miracles like no one else performed.
Application: re-read/listen to Zechariah again