Saturday, January 12, 2019

New Testament Bible Meditation- January 12 - Text & Audio

Matthew 7:1-14 

"Don't judge, so that you won't be judged.
For with whatever judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you.
Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but don't consider the beam that is in your own eye?
Or how will you tell your brother, 'Let me remove the speck from your eye;' and behold, the beam is in your own eye?
You hypocrite! First remove the beam out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother's eye.
"Don't give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
"Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you.
For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened.
Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone?
Or if he asks for a fish, who will give him a serpent?
If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
Therefore whatever you desire for men to do to you, you shall also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets.
"Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in by it.
How narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it.

Insight- Jesus tells us not to be judgmental because we ourselves have faults. We can believe God to provide for us by asking, seeking and knocking. Only those who enter by the narrow gate will gain eternal life.

Question- Do you judge other people often? Are you walking on the narrow path that leads to eternal life.

Prayer- Dear Father in heaven, grant me grace that I may not keep judging others and help me to walk on the narrow path that leads to eternal life. In Jesus name. Amen.

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