Musing Through Matthew-Be Not Offended

Let us muse again today from Matthew 11:6 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our study for today we find the encouragement to be not offended. I feel John while in prison has stumbled but has not fallen. It is very easy to think oneself as being deserted or alone when expectations do not turn out as planned. Our Lord’s admonition to John is blessed is the man that is not offended in me. The word blessed is happy in the plural. The last of the phrase is blessed is the man who does not get upset at the way I run my business. The Old Testament writers said it best when he said my expectations or from the Lord. Whatever happens that’s what I was expecting and because of that I will never be disappointed.

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Musing Through Matthew-Jesus His Own Proof

Let us muse again today from Matthew 11:4-5 and the theme of Jesus the king. Our text for today deals with the subject of Jesus His own proof. John the Baptist’s disciples returned an answer to his question when they tell him of what they have seen and heard. They saw blind men received their sight, lame people walking, lepers healed, and the deaf caused to hear. The last two are coupled together of the dead are raised and the poor have the gospel preached to them. They told of how when the gospel of Jesus Christ was preached it raised people from their dead life of sin Surely Jesus is His own proof just look and listen to what He is doing.

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Musing Through Matthew-John’s Doubts

Let us muse again today from Matthew 11:2-3 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our study for today we find John’s doubts. Let us remember the darkest thoughts  may come to the bravest when pent-up in a narrow cell. A prison spiritually is a situation that God arranges with no door knob on your side. John asked a precise question, Art thou He that should come or do we look for another? There is nothing wrong with doubts, whys, or how comes if we take them to Him. Even His son said my God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

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Musing Through Matthew-The Forerunner Of Christ

Let us muse again today from Matthew 11:1 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our verse for study today we see the topic of the forerunner of Christ. Our Lord sent His disciples out 2 by 2 and followed up with His teaching and preaching to confirm what they had said. May we go forth into the highways and byways confronting men about their soul’s destiny. While confronting them ma we hear the footsteps of our Savior behind the quickening them from the deadness of their sins and bringing them into life ever lasting.

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Musing Through Matthew- Giving A Cup Of Cold Water

Let us muse again today from the last verse of chapter 10 of Matthew, verse 42 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our text for today we are told to give to the little ones, those poor or weaker among us a cup of cold water. This cup of cold water illustrates something that is not of great value to us but to another it is like a gold mine in value. When we give to someone a cup of cold water it is like a banquet to them. It will be the grounds of great fellowship and communion but greater than that it will assure you of a great reward over in glory land.

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Musing from Matthew-Receiving Righteous Men

Let us muse again today from Matthew 10:41 and the theme of Jesus the king. It is here we are challenged to examine the speakers of truth before we reject what he is saying. Is the speaker a prophet not necessarily a foreteller of  future events but a preacher of hard sayings? Is the speaker a child of God one who  has been declared righteous by a holy act of God? If the answer to these questions are yes let us be swift to hear and slow to reject what such a one with these credentials has said.

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Musing From Matthew- Receiving More Than You Think

Let us muse again today from Matthew 10:40 and the theme of Jesus the king.In our text for today we find truth on the subject of receiving more than you think. Let us be careful in rejecting a true man of God just because you don’t understand or have not had reveal to you what is being taught. In so doing you may be rejecting Christ. When truth is being taught we don’t understand, try the spirits, search the scriptures, check history to see if those truths have been taught or believed by great men from days gone by before you reject them. I fear many of us miss Jesus when we reject truth that was held by the greats from the past much deeper spiritually than we will ever know.

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