Posts from September 2018

Posts from September 2018

Matthew

Matthew 18:35

“This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.” Matthew 18:35 All but two or three versions of the Bible reflect you have to forgive your brother or sister from your heart if you wish to avoid the treatment Jesus is alluding to in this verse. If we look at just a few verses prior we find 32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’…
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Matthew 15:18-23

7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you: 8 “‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. 9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’”* (* Isaiah 29:13) Matthew 15:18-23 Jesus is calling some Pharisees and teachers of the law from Jerusalem hypocrites and states why by quoting Isaiah. Why did this occur? Well the Pharisees and teachers of the law asked Jesus “Why do your disciples break…
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Matthew 13:18-23

18 “Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: 19 When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. 20 The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. 21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time.…
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Matthew 13:14-15

14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: “‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. 15 For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.* (* Isaiah 6:9,10) Matthew 13:14-15 Here we have Jesus quoting Isaiah to answer…
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Matthew 12:33-37

33 Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. 34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. 35 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil…
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Matthew 9:20-22

20 Just then a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years came up behind Him and touched the edge of His cloak. 21 She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” 22 Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment. Matthew 9:20-22 Here in Matthew is the shortest version of this event – only three verses.…
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Matthew 9:3-8

3 At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!” 4 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts? 5 Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up and walk’? 6 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “Get up, take your mat…
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Matthew 9:1-2

1 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. 2 Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.” Matthew 9:1-2 NIV 1 And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city. 2 And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw…
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Matthew 6:19-21

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21 Verse twenty-one has so much truth built into so few words it is truly difficult to expand on it…
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Matthew 5:27-30

27 You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes…
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Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8 The above verse is the sixth Beatitude given by Jesus in His so-called Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Jesus. The Beatitudes in Matthew are eight (or nine) blessings listed by Jesus where each is a maxim He proclaims with any in depth explanation except for the ninth: 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil…
Malachi

Malachi 4:5-6

5 “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. 6 He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.” Malachi 4:5-6 The last two verses of the last chapter of the last book of the Old Testament, Malachi are our verses of the day. However, let…
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