60 Day New Testament Journey ~ Day 4 Matthew 13-16

We have God-blessed eyes to see, and God-blessed ears to hear. 

The field of wheat and weeds – “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed is the Son of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it all be at the end of the age. 13:37-40

Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand – five loaves and two fish blessed by the Father in heaven was multiplied to feed five thousand men, woman and children not included, Not Included!! This was something that I never knew which just goes to show that he fed many more in total.

“Come” 14:29 Jesus called Peter out on to the water. Successfully Peter walked to Jesus, but when the hard wind and troubles came his faith began to fade so he began to drown and fell into the water. Stay strong in faith when strong wind blow into your life and focus on Jesus. He will in the end pull you out of the deep waters, but if you focus on your faith you could come out of a situation completely avoiding the downing.

“And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into the pit.” 15:14 People need people, and will always fall back on people for help and guidance. If you have the opportunity to guide a nonbeliever, do it! If not they will seek guidance elsewhere. Look for opportunities to lead and guide as well. 

I read something the other day and I don’t remember who said it or how it went word for word but the jist of it was this: Do not invite someone to an event, invite them into your lives. This really slapped me in the face because when I was in youth my idea of reaching out was to simply just invite a ton of teens to a youth night and that was it. When I totally missed the point of our calling! We are called to disciple!! Having a relationship with someone is the best way to introduce them to Jesus – through your heart and actions.

After Jesus foretells his death and Resurrection Peter does what any human would and tells Jesus that there is no way he would go through that future! and this is what Jesus says, “For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of men.” 16:23 Christs’ Resurrection was Gods plan all along, and any other outcome would have not been of God. God knew what would come from the Resurrection – Salvation. This gets me thinking, we all know that God sees our live through, but it is still so amazing that we could have events like this set up for our lives. Smaller events of course I have to say, but events that would hurt us at the moment, but in the end benefit the Kingdom. Am I talking crazy? I hope not.

“For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” 16:25

 

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