Matthew 10:24 to Matthew 11:6
In today’s reading, we are being enlightened on how great and powerful our God is, for there is no god like Him and there can never be any. This scripture says we should not fear those who can kill the body, but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both the soul and the body in hell. This tells us of the might of our God. His might has no limit. The same scripture says, the very hairs of our head are all numbered. Imagine each strand of hair with their number tag, how awesome is He! Jesus said if we can confess Him, before men without being ashamed, He will also confess us before God the Father. That is, He takes note of everything we do for His sake. And we should be mindful of how we serve Him; not with eye-service so we can get our full our full reward.
John the Baptist while in prison sent two of his disciples to go and ask Jesus if He is the messiah or should they be expecting another, Jesus was sent them back to tell John the Baptist what they saw and heard; The blind see, the lame walk, the lepers cleansed and the deaf hear: the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. Jesus gave this answer of confirmation because on reaching John the Baptist, He will know that truly the messiah is here.
Eliminate eye-service in your service to God; let your heart and ears be opened to the directives of the Holy Ghost. Don’t allow people or things to take the place of God in your life. Be ready to go with God all the way. So friend; let obedience to the spirit of God be your watchword and you will be amazed at where obedience will take you to.
By His grace, I shall at all times serve Him in spirit and in truth. I will abide and be obedient to His word and instructions. And I shall live a life worthy of His praise in Jesus Mighty name.
Reading – Matthew 10:24 to Matthew 11:6
24 “The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25 It is enough for students to be like their teachers, and servants like their masters. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household!
26 “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.[a] 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn
“‘a man against his father,
a daughter against her mother,
a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—
36 a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’[b]
37 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.
40 “Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”
Jesus and John the Baptist
11 After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee.[c]
2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3 to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?”
4 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy[d] are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.6 Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”
- Matthew 10:29 Or will; or knowledge
- Matthew 10:36 Micah 7:6
- Matthew 11:1 Greek in their towns
- Matthew 11:5 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.
All scriptural passages are taken from the NIV version of the bible.