Updated: Dec 20, 2019
"Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them" - Matthew 5:1-2
Leading up to the sermon on the mount, Jesus first withdrew from the crowds, went up to the mountain and took a seat. It can be really easy to breeze past a scripture like this and look to what happened next: Jesus teaching the sermon on the mount. After all, people take a seat everyday right? Why should I stop to pay attention to something so...ordinary?
But here's what I love about the Bible and what I learn more with each passing day, there's not one single word in the Bible that is not intentionally written by God. In just about any version of the Bible, you will find that 'take a seat' means the same thing:
to sit down