For Reading and Meditation: Matthew 6:19-34
We turn now to the next of our Lord's Beatitudes: "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled" (Matthew 5:6). One of the axioms of life is this: everyone thirsts after something. Some thirst for success, some thirst for fame, some...
Bible Verses: Matthew 6:19-34Matthew 5:6John 4:1-14John 6:35Psalms 36:8Isaiah 55:1
The Christian life is very simple - if only we understand it. It has only one principle - single-hearted devotion to Christ. Paul stated this principle when he said, "To me to live is Christ" (Philippians 1:21) Jesus states it here also when He says, "Seek first His kingdom, and His righteousness."
In our present passage, we have a whole scheme of life.
Bible Verses: Matthew 6:19-34Philippians 1:21Philippians 4:6-7
The Ascension was part of the work of Christ as our Savior. It was not the end of it. The Gospel narrative is described by Luke as "all that Jesus began both to do and to teach." It is interesting to think of words and deeds of Jesus as beginnings. He did not cease to live and work - when He went away from earth....
Bible Verses: Acts 1:1-14Matthew 6:34
When they arrest you and deliver you up, do not worry beforehand, or premeditate what you will speak. But whatever is given you in that hour, speak that; for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. § Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people. Blessed be God! § He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases...
Bible Verses: Deuteronomy 33:25Mark 13:11Matthew 6:34Psalms 68:35Isaiah 40:292 Corinthians 12:92 Corinthians 12:10Philippians 4:13Judges 5:21
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