Author Archives: Suzanne

Beware of False Prophets

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Matthew 7:15-20—Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do you people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

The Narrow, Difficult Path

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Matthew 7:13-14—Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter though it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few  find it.

Summing Up the Law and the Prophets

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Matthew 7:9-12—Which of you if his son asks for bread will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will you give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Ask, Seek, Knock

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Matthew 7:7-8—Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be open to you, for everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

How to Use Your Gifts

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Matthew 7:6—Do not give dogs what is sacred. Do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet and then turn and tear you to pieces.

Blindness

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Matthew 7:3-5—Why do you look at the spec of saw dust in your brother’s eye and pay not attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother let me take a spec out of your eye when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.

Judging

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Matthew 7:1-2—Do not judge or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

Focus on the Needs of the Moment

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Matthew 6:34—Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

What Are Your True Priorities?

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Matthew 6:31–33—So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

His Mother and Brothers

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Luke 8:19-21Now Jesus’ mother and brothers came to see him, but they were not able to get near him because of the crowd. Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to see you.” He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.”