Devotionals

27 Feb Matthew 5:20

20 “For I say to you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. This statement from Jesus, on the surface, seems like an unreasonable expectation for His followers.  On closer examination, Jesus is calling His...

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26 Feb Matthew 5:19

19 Whoever then annuls one of the least of these commandments, and teaches [a]others to do the same, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever [b]keeps and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Jesus makes it clear there are...

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25 Feb Luke 16:17

17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one [a]stroke of a letter of the Law to fail. In response to the scoffing of the Pharisees, Luke records Jesus’ response, again emphasizing the timeless truth and unchanging nature of God’s Word.  How...

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24 Feb Matthew 24:35

35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. Later in Jesus’ ministry, Matthew records Jesus saying, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words shall not pass away.”  How does it make you feel to realize God’s Word has been...

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23 Feb Matthew 5:18

18 For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not [a]the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished. This is one of several occasions Jesus took to emphasize the importance of every letter of every word in the...

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22 Feb Matthew 5:17

17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. Jesus shifts His focus from how True Disciples should live to how they should view God’s Word. Jesus starts by affirming the value...

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20 Feb Colossians 3:17

17 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Consistent with Jesus’ instructions in Matthew 5, Paul reminds Christ’s followers…“whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the...

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19 Feb Galatians 6:10

10 So then, [a]while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. Paul starts this verse with the words “while you have the opportunity…”  Are you taking advantage of every opportunity God gives you to “do...

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18 Feb Matthew 5:16

16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Jesus tells us how to “shine” for Him.  We are to live in such a way that others will “see your good works,...

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17 Feb Matthew 5:15

15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a [a]basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Our faith in Christ was never intended to be covered up; rather, we are called to “give light” to those God places...

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