“The chief priests and the experts in the law heard it and they considered how they could assassinate him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed by his teaching.”
Fear of the Lord’s words and actions caused the Jewish authorities to miss the great opportunity before them, to welcome Jesus as the promised Messiah. They wanted power and saw it slipping from their grasp.
Fear is one of the greatest motivators. Fear of the wrong thing can lead to some of our greatest mistakes. What fears have you identified in your life?