Author: prm

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithall shall we be clothed? – Matthew 6:31. Why should we take no thought; why should we not worry, saying: “What shall we eat? What shall …

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Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor dust doth corrupt, and where thieves do …

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Take heed that ye do not your alms before men. – Matthew 6:1. Alms are gifts of love given out of pity for the needy, whoever those truly needy are and wherever they might be, even thousands of miles away, …

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Love your enemies. – Matthew 5:44a It is against our inherited sinful condition (Psalm 51:5) to love our enemies.  But we Christians no longer are what we “were” (Ephesians 2:1b) by our natural conception and birth, that condition described so …

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Beware of false prophets! – Matthew 7:15a Of the salvation which is in Christ we know nothing, nothing at all, except what God’s Word tells us.  And this salvation does not become our own except through His Word.  Therefore, His …

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Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him, lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily, I …

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It must needs be that offenses come. – Matthew 18:7 “It must needs be that offenses come,” says our Savior. In this wicked, “adulterous, and sinful” (Mark 8:38) world it cannot be otherwise. By word and behavior, by speech and …

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Woe to that man by whom the offense cometh! – Matthew 18:7a The word “offense” really signifies an obstruction, a stumbling-block placed in the way which could cause someone to fall and get hurt.  In a spiritual sense, an “offense” …

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Ye are the salt of the earth. – Matthew 5:13a. Salt keeps meat from decay and ruin, and makes it eatable. The Savior has prepared and appointed His Christians to be the salt of the earth. One of their purposes …

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Blessed are they that are persecuted for righteousness’ sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. −Matthew 5:10. True Christians, God’s children are righteous, according to their “new man” (Ephesians 4:24), in their dealings; they avoid and reprove unrighteousness.  For this reason, …

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