Gospel of Matthew | Day Twelve
By: Taylor Cage | To type in your answers to today’s study, click here.
In the next few chapters, Jesus is getting close to the end of His life, but He’s not there yet. He has so much more to say, and for so much of it, He uses parables.
Jesus also starts speaking more bluntly and answering more questions toward the end of His days on earth. He even preaches extensively on the evil of the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Take some time and ask God to open your eyes to what He has to say to you today. Thank Him for the opportunity to read about His time on earth.
Read Matthew 22:1-14.
How is the Kingdom of Heaven like a wedding feast?
Read Matthew 22:15-33.
What does it mean for God to be the God of the living and not the God of the dead?
What is necessary to live life to the fullest?
Read Matthew 22:34-46.
What is the greatest commandment?
What does it mean to love the Lord with…
All of your Heart
All of your mind
All of your soul
All of your strength
Why is it hard to love your neighbor as yourself?
Why is this the second greatest commandment?
Read Matthew 23:1-39.
In the Kingdom of Heaven, how are the humbled exalted?
Jesus goes to great lengths to explain the dangers of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and other religious rulers.
What are the things that the Pharisees have done wrong?
In what ways can you relate to the Pharisees?
In what ways are you different than the Pharisees?
As believers, it can be easy to get caught up in all of the doing, just going through the motions. It can be easy to allow religion to be enough, instead of investing deeper in the relationship. But living the life of a Pharisee isn’t really living at all.
How can you make sure not to fall into the pit of a pharisaical life?
Take extra time to meditate on Scripture today. Ask God to teach you how to love Him with all of your heart, mind, soul, and strength.