Musing Through Matthew- A Swept House

Let us use again today from Matthew 12:44 theme of Jesus king. Yesterday we found the unclean spirit left the house of a man. Today we find he returned. He calls this my house and did not build it. He returns at will and finds it empty. There is no Holy Ghost to do battle for this house. It is a swept house. The unclean spirit, or the devil by a more common title loves the house lived in by morality and religion. If there is no Holy Ghost it is easy to return to as the most hardened of sinners. Oh how I rejoice in the One who lives in me, fills the house, and sets a guard about my soul.

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Musing Through Matthew-The Unclaimed spirit

Let us muse again today from Matthew 12:43 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our verse for today we find mention of the unclean spirit.How appropriate for the devil to be called the unclean spirit. We are told he goes out of a man of his own accord. He has given up occupancy but not ownership, he leaves with the key to the house. How many today Satan has left, they have taken on the air of religion, and morality but the unclean spirit still possesses  their heart. In the text the unclean spirit finds all outside that man’s heart dry and unrestful. Beware he shall return to the heart of the one who looks to be such a fine person.

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Musing Through Matthew- A Greater Then Solomon

Let us muse again today from Matthew 12:41 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our study for today we see a greater than Solomon mentioned. Our Lord tells us that not only will the Ninevites testify against unbelievers in the last days but also the Queen of Sheba. She came from a great distance to hear Solomon’s wisdom and was changed by it. The unbelievers of today refused to listen to the wisdom of Christ for unlike Solomon’s wisdom Jesus has the answer to all of our problems. He is certainly greater than the wise Solomon. May we pay attention to the Father’s words when He said this is my beloved Son in whom I am well please, hear ye Him.

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Musing Through Matthew- Ninevites Testify

Let us muse again today Matthew 12:41 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our study for today our Lord tells us the Ninevites will testify. In the day of judgment all those Ninevites who believed the message of the prophet Jonah and were saved by His grace will testify against those who have rejected the proven story of Jesus’s death, burial, and resurrection. What a sobering thought. Jesus is certainly greater than Jonah. This people believed looking forward to Jesus while today people have a hard time believing having the story clearly behind us.

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Musing Through Matthew-Jonah Is Jesus’s Story

Let us muse again today from Matthew 12:40 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our text for this day we find the mention of Jonah as the Jesus’s story. In the story Jonah was cast in the water to die. Our Lord was crucified and as Jonah was 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of the whale our Lord was in the heart of the earth. Joan was raised from the belly of the whale as even our Lord was raised from the grave of deadness. Jonah being raised commanded the attention of all of Nineveh, should not the proof of the resurrection of Jesus Christ command the attention of all that hear Him. His Father said this is my beloved Son, hear ye Him.

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Musing Through Matthew-Sign Seekers

Let us muse again today from Matthew 12:38-39 and theme of Jesus the king. In our study for today the Lord takes us into a study of the sign seekers. The religious crowd of our Lord’s day were ignoring all that He had done and wanted some new sign before they would believe. It is so today after thousands of years of seeing the gospel and Jesus work in the lives of people, we set it aside as just another religion. Our gospel is the power of God unto salvation, it will not be stopped by the sign seekers but will continue to save a people for which Christ shed His blood to save.

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Musing Through Matthew-Every Idle Word Judged

Let us muse again today from Matthew 12:36-37 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our text for today our Lord tells us that we will be judged for every idle word. Let us be careful with our opinions they are often but idle words and will be judged. Let us be careful of words said in haste or jest not being serious, they will still be judged. Let this be my cry, Lord set a guard over my lips and keep the door of my mouth.

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