I just spent the past 2+ hours reading posts from blogs I follow. (I lost track of time and forgot I had clothes in the dryer and my comforter hanging on the clothes line.) I’m amazed at the way in which the Spirit of God moves His children. There are days when I will read several (and sometimes many) bloggers who’ve posted something with the identical message from God’s Word. (Hope you follow me here). Well, today the topic seems to be “sound doctrine”! I will give you links to a few blogs and their posts at the end of my post. The Lord led me today to the Gospel of Matthew. This is what I would like to share. No commentary from me, just the Word. The Holy Spirit will speak the Truth to you if you read it with the prayer of knowing, for the glory of the Father, what it means.
32 “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven. 34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ 37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. 39 He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”
These are the conditions our Lord Jesus Christ gave to the twelve disciples after He’d chosen all of them. It is no different for us today, if we are truly forgiven children of the Almighty God. This entire chapter is an amazing look at what our Savior expects from those of us who chose to follow Him.
May you be blessed, energized and prayerfully moved by this message from our Savior.