Category Archives: Matthew

An argument started among the disciples

Which of them would be the greatest. … They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued … Continue reading

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What can anyone give in exchange for their soul?

For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.

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How beautiful are those … who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation

His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot. … I preach the gospel … I am compelled to preach. Woe to me … Continue reading

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You are the children of the Lord your God

He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge. … The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of … Continue reading

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The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever

  Every word of God is flawless. … It is written: “Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” … Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the … Continue reading

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May God Almighty bless you, make you fruitful, and increase your numbers

The LORD enabled her to conceive, and she gave birth. … They are the children God has graciously given. … Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior … Continue reading

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I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl

You have heard that it was said, “Do not commit adultery.” But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

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Do not hold back offerings

Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.

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Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. … Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path. … One who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious … Continue reading

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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom

Knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. … Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. … The fear of the LORD is the beginning of … Continue reading

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