Verse of the Day on Matthew 7

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Matthew 7:1

Matthew 7:1

Jesus had been teaching His disciples the principles and practice of righteousness in the life of a believer and the spiritual priorities that should govern our behaviour. He emphasised the importance of living our lives in dependence upon Him - and charged us to live our life as unto the Lord and not for the applause of men.

As Christ draws His extended sermon on the mount to a close, He starts to give the godly perspective on read more...

Matthew 7:7

Matthew 7:7

We are to ask – we are to present our simple petitions to the One that has promised to provide all our needs and to comfort all our heartaches. We are to ask and keep on asking, with full assurance that He hears our cry and answers the prayer that is offered in faith, and in line with His will.

We are to seek – we are to apply ourselves diligently and earnestly, as we search out all the jewels and the little surprises that are hidden in the Word read more...

Matthew 7:8

Matthew 7:8

The Sermon on the Mount outlines the character and conduct that Christ expects from all subjects in His kingdom. It covers two, long chapters and needs to be understood as an integrated whole, rather than a series of disconnected teachings - and this detailed dialogue should NOT be taken out of context.

Christ's Sermon is not a presentation of the gospel, nor does it explain the plan of salvation to unbelievers. It is a series of read more...

Matthew 7:12

Matthew 7:12

“Do unto others what you would have them do unto you' is often referred to by both believers and non-believers as “the golden rule'. It is often considered to be the root of our Christian faith .. but this is a misinterpretation of this scripture and a misunderstanding of this biblical passage.

The implication is that this 'golden rule' is the singular foundation upon which the Christian life is built, read more...

Matthew 7:13

Matthew 7:13

In His Sermon on the Mount it was not a great multitude of people that heard Christ's important discourse, for Jesus was only teaching His disciples. It was only the followers of Christ who came to Him.. who were taught the many truths in this important passage of Scripture. We read that when Christ saw the multitudes, He went up into a mountain and His disciples came to Him and Jesus started to teach these important truths to His followers - alone.

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Matthew 7:21

Matthew 7:21

Jesus identified Himself as the good Shepherd of the sheep. He warned His disciples that many false prophets would arise, seeking to lead them astray. He referred to them as 'ferocious wolves', and explained that the fruit of professing prophets, priests, pastors or teachers would help to confirm them as legitimate ministers of Christ or identify them as a counterfeit.

Jesus explained read more...