Musing Through Matthew-End Of Corrupt Tree

Let us muse again today from Matthew 7:19 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text today we are confronted by our King with the end of the corrupt tree. Our Lord mixers no words but simply tells us there will come a day when this tree will be cut down. This seems to me to speak of death. Then the tree will be thrown in the fire. The fire spoken of in other places in the Scriptures is an eternal fire. Oh how this should cause us to rejoice in the fact the very nature of God has been placed in our tree and is causing us to bring forth good fruit unto Him.

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Musing Through Matthew-Fruit Matches The Nature

Let us muse again today from Matthew 7:17-18 and the theme of Jesus the King. We are often told that we are not to judge others but we can examine fruit. Our text today tells us the fruit matches the nature. One cannot bring forth fruit contrary to their nature. If one has the nature of God living in them they will bring forth good fruit. If they have nothing but the fallen Adamic nature living in them the fruit will be corrupt. Let us remember when we used the phrase good fruit we do not speak of the world’s definition of good fruit but the Bible’s definition which is God likeness.

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Musing Through Matthew- Discernment about Our Fruits

Let us muse again today from Matthew 7:16 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text today we find in discerning the way of our leaders we must have discernment about their fruits. We must look for such fruits as the following: Christ likeness, prayerfulness, and holiness of person. If you see none of the above you can rest assured the fruit is bad. You cannot plant Apple trees and have watermelons come up. What one plants is what one gets in the harvest. If one sows to the flesh, flesh will come up but if one sows to the Spirit spiritual things will arise as fruit in their lives. How is your garden doing?

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Musing Through Matthew- Discernment About Our Spirtural Leaders

Let us muse again today from Matthew 7:15 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text yesterday we were challenged to discern our way, today we are warned to give discernment to our spiritual leaders. We are told they are often outwardly seen to be in sheep’s clothing but a closer look will reveal they are raving wolves who devoured the sheep. I know of some who have crossed my ministry who have now gone on to pastor churches were they believe no one will spend eternity in hell but all will ultimately be in heaven even down to Hitler. This belief has given them liberty to do most anything from drugs, drinking, and other disgusting things. I fear they are on the broad way thinking they are on the narrow way. Let us search the Scriptures, the Puritans, the Reformers, to see if what we believe has been handed down by the fathers of faith or is it just the delusion of other false teachers and their depraved minds.

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Musing Through Matthew- King’s Lessons On Discernment

Let us muse again today from Matthew 7:13-14 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text today our King gives lessons on discernment. The discernment is between the narrow way and the broad way. The majority today or on the broad or liberal way as far as doctrines, morals, and spiritual things. The narrow way is a very difficult way because it demands self-denial, strictness of behavior, and a watchful eye of prayer. We who traveled the narrow way find it very lightly populated. I find the narrow way is in the middle of the broad way going the opposite way. Let us remember the narrow way will end with endless life in heaven while the broad way will end with eternal damnation in hell.

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Musing Through Matthew- The Golden Rule

Let us muse again today from Matthew 7:12 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text today our King gives us the golden rule, to do to others as you would have them to do unto you. We cannot imagine the wars this truth would stop, lying would cease, and stealing unheard of. Lord take this good truth write it on the fleshly table of my new heart but better yet write it on the practice of my life so that all can see it.

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Musing Through Matthew- Father Knows Best

Let us muse again today from Matthew 7:11 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text today we find our Father knows best about what to give us. In raising my three sons they were always asking for things. I had to have a watchful eye to give them always what they needed and seldom what they wish for. Our text says how much more shall our heavenly Father give us the good things that we need.

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