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    365 Bible Reading

    May 7 – Matthew 24

    LOOK:  The disciples asked Jesus how they would know when the end of days would come.  Jesus talks about the signs that the end would be coming including wars and natural disasters.  Jesus also talked about the general decline in the genuine faith of His followers.  Jesus teaches that no one knows the day or hour of Christ’s return. 

    LISTEN:  It must have been an interesting moment of teaching when the disciples finally realize that Jesus knew the future and what would unfold.  I imagine that everyone there was rapt with attention, listening to every word.  We would all like to know the details of the future partly because we are prone to be self absorbed at times.  However, it is a natural curiosity to wonder about the future.  God chose to tell us what we needed to know and not every detail or timeframe.

    LEARN:  One thing you should know about your future is where you will be spending it.  Have you secured your reservation for the future?

     
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    May 5 – Matthew 23

    LOOK:  Jesus warns the religious lost about their showy religion.  He tells them how much He does not like the way they put themselves out there to be seen and admired by men.  Jesus then warns us not to be putting men up to be honored above God but instead that every minister must be a servant and humble instead.

    LISTEN:  We can see how much Jesus demands that we put self to death and learn humility.  We need to be reminded that the opposite of love is not hate…it is selfishness and pride.  The Great Command is to love God and love people more than we love ourselves and that is impossible to do when we are self absorbed and selfish.

    LEARN:  When is the last time that you put others above yourself?  How are you doing at taking up your cross and denying yourself?

     
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    May 4 – Proverbs 18

    LOOK:  “An unfriendly person pursues selfish ends
    and against all sound judgment starts quarrels.

    Fools find no pleasure in understanding
    but delight in airing their own opinions…

    The lips of fools bring them strife,
    and their mouths invite a beating.

    The mouths of fools are their undoing,
    and their lips are a snare to their very lives.”

    LISTEN:  I’m reminded when reading these verses about the “fools” that I have ministered to over the years.  I’m not trying to be nasty but I’ve counseled my fair share of people who were living arrogant, disobedient lives and they constantly refused to listen to Godly advice.  Typically, those who are living willful, sinful lives become angry and are their own worst enemies.

    LEARN:  Beware of the fool…they will cause damage!!

     
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    May 3 – Matthew 22

    LOOK:  Jesus continues to deal with religious lost.  Jesus tells the parable of the wedding banquet warning the religious lost that the future kingdom is coming and those coming will be rewarded but those who refuse will be left behind.  Jesus teaches about giving taxes to Caesar.  Jesus deals with the trick questions coming from the Sadducees and then restates the Greatest Command…”Love the Lord your God with all your hearts and with all your soul and with all your mind…Love your neighbor as yourself”.  Jesus ends this chapter by stating His authority as the Son of God.

    LISTEN:  Most of Matthew is about proving Jesus is God’s Son to the Jewish people.  However, they missed Him…worse they rejected Him!

    LEARN:  What have you done with the evidence that Jesus is God’s Son?  Have you accepted Him as Lord over your life?  Make no mistake, one day every knee will bow to His Kingship.  Be sure that your bow will be in worship not in fear!

     
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    May 2 – Matthew 21

    LOOK:  Matthew leaves out a fascinating detail about the Triumphal entry…Jesus is weeping loudly as he enters the city.  He cries for their wrong belief that He was there to take over as earthly king when He was actually coming there to die for their sins.  Jesus enters the temple in Jerusalem and clears it of all the ungodly selling and money changing.  My favorite story is tucked in this passage – Jesus and the fig tree…check it out…it always makes me laugh!  Jesus is then challenged about His authority and tells two parables to confront His enemies.

    LISTEN:  We are hearing about Jesus’ last days before His death.  He is heading to Jerusalem to die an agonizing death for our sins.  As you read, I hope you see the focus He has on giving people a final warning about Who He is and what He is there to do.

    LEARN:  Stop for a second to thank God for Jesus and His wonderful gift of Salvation.

     
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