Gospel of Matthew | Day Thirteen
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In the next chapter, Jesus talks about the future. He talks about the destruction of the temple, false teachers, and His second coming among other things. Jesus knows His time on earth is coming to a close and He’s preparing His people for the days ahead.
Pray before you open God’s Word today. Pray for someone else in your life and then pray for yourself. Ask God to open your heart to His Word.
Read Matthew 24:1-31.
Why will people lead others astray?
How can you be on guard against those who will try to lead you astray with a false gospel?
Read Matthew 24:32-51.
Think about verse 35. No matter what, what remains the same? What is always eternal?
No one knows the day or hour of what?
Read Matthew 25:1-30.
How does the parable of the ten virgins illustrate no one knows the day or the hour?
In considering this parable, how should we wait for the return of Jesus?
How does the parable of the talents tell us that we should wait for the return of Jesus?
Read Matthew 25:31-46.
How does the Bible describe what it will be like when Jesus returns?
Reread verse 40. How you treat the least of these is how you treat Jesus.
Think about your life. How do you treat those who you may consider “the least of these?”
Over and over again in the Gospel of Matthew, we’ve seen Jesus care about the poor, the sick, the lonely, and the lost. So it only makes sense that Jesus would utter the words, “as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”
What does that say about who Jesus is?
What does it say about who we should be as followers of Jesus?
How do you treat the least of these? You might not treat them poorly, but ignoring them is the same thing. God calls us to care for the least of these. And there are so many ways and opportunities for us to do that as believers in Christ. Take some time and think about some creative new ways to care for those that may be considered the least of these.
Spend some time praying and asking God to make your heart look more like His. Ask Him to give you eyes to see what He sees.