Each day with God can be amazing because our growing faith can never be taken away or depleted. The gospel message has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it that sets us free and never lets us down.
In my readings of Matthew 21-22, I’ve found that there is great power in letting faith arise. This invisible and intangible power can never be taken away; a valued possession that helps us get places and accomplish things that matter. I’ve learned to take action on what the true need is and that it takes courage to do the right thing especially when there are those against us that are going to criticize no matter what.
Those against us say that Biblical principles are not practical in present times but I’ve found just the opposite and by yielding to a Godly perspective day in and day out, we are set free. Not only does the gospel message have a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it but there is real integrity with no need for manipulation.
I’m looking forward now to sharing about my journey through Matthew 23-24. The readings below will be used as a guide or map and the questions will be used to stimulate thought over the next four posts. For a guide of other devotionals along my journey, visit this page: Questions for Reflection.
In what ways do the scribes and Pharisees oppress the people? Why? What images describe the Pharisees’ actions and attitudes? What hypocrisy is revealed by each? Why?
To what extent do you believe you would have recognized Jesus as Messiah in Jerusalem at this time? How are you responding to his words now?
What will precede the end of the age in the world? In the church itself? What image is used of the Roman conquest? How do you know you will be saved?
How certain is Jerusalem’s destruction? What metaphor illustrates its imminent certainty? How differently do you live if you know for sure that Christ is coming back in your generation? Are you prepared to meet Him?
Come along on my journey or check up on my posts over the next couple of weeks as I write about my travels through the book of Matthew. I’m praying for Jesus the Teacher to help me understand and share how we can integrate our faith with our lifestyle. To help us learn how to do the right thing by staying in the light and understanding that God is present in His Word nourishing our thoughts so they grow into food for our souls.
- Matthew 21-22 Questions for Reflection (thisdaywithgod.wordpress.com)