Devotionals

10 Aug Matthew 14:5

5 Although Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded John as a prophet. What was Herod hoping to do to John after his imprisonment? Why did he not follow through with his desired actions? Though Herod’s anger motivated him...

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09 Aug Matthew 14:3-4

3 For when Herod had John arrested, he bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip. 4 For John had been saying to him, “It is not lawful for you to have her.” Why did Herod have John...

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08 Aug Matthew 14:1-2

14 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the news about Jesus, 2 and said to his servants, “This is John the Baptist; he has risen from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him.” After recording the account of Jesus’ rejection in...

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06 Aug Matthew 13:55-58

55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 56 And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” 57 And they took offense at...

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05 Aug Matthew 13:53-54

53 When Jesus had finished these parables, He departed from there. 54 He came to His hometown and began teaching them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers? After telling three more parables (recorded...

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04 Aug Matthew 13:33

33 He spoke another parable to them, “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three pecks of flour until it was all leavened.” Leaven is often used to depict defilement or evil; however, in this short parable it appears Jesus...

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03 Aug Matthew 13:31-32

31 He presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field; 32 and this is smaller than all other seeds, but when it is full grown, it is larger than the garden...

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02 Aug Matthew 13:29-30

29 But he *said, ‘No; for while you are gathering up the tares, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Allow both to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares...

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01 Aug Matthew 13:24-28

24 Jesus presented another parable to them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away. 26 But when the...

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30 Jul Matthew 13:22-23

22 And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful. 23 And the one on whom seed was sown...

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