Category Archives: Matthew

His Will and His Word

This morning, I’m hovering over two back-to-back healings recorded by Matthew. Stories of faith. One of which causes even Jesus to be impressed. But while Jesus may take note of those who express faith, I’m in wonder this morning of … Continue reading

Posted in Matthew | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Materials and Tools

Every believer is a builder. Every convert, recruited into construction. Every saint, a sub-contractor. “Everyone then who hears these words of Mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the … Continue reading

Posted in Matthew | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

From Beginning to End, Forgive

Hovering over the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6 this morning. Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily … Continue reading

Posted in Mark, Matthew | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A Big Deal

Started up in my 2022 reading plan last week, but today we return to routine. And this morning I’m hovering over Matthew’s account of the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into … Continue reading

Posted in Matthew | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Easter Preparation

It’s not like the chief priests and Pharisees didn’t pick up what Jesus was laying down. Not as if they missed something. It wasn’t that they didn’t understand the implications of what He was saying or failed to talk hold … Continue reading

Posted in Matthew | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Hope Amidst Hypocrisy

I don’t know how many times I’ve read the passage, but I’m thinking this may be the first time I’ve hovered over it. Maybe because I’ve been somewhat tuned to the hypocrisy of the religious elite of Jesus’ day by … Continue reading

Posted in Matthew | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Do As They Say, Not As They Do

They sat on Moses’ seat, but were not of Moses’ style. They had his chair but not his character. His rank as interpreters of the law, but not his reality as keepers of the law. They were the scribes and … Continue reading

Posted in Matthew | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

No Wedding Garment

Hovering this morning over Jesus’ parable in the opening verses of Matthew 22. Chilling, if you chew on it for a bit. The analogy? “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for … Continue reading

Posted in Matthew | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

No Quid Pro Quo

They were two blind guys by the road. Thus, they were just two more beggars along the by-way. Limited, to say the least, in what they had to offer to others. Lost in a world of darkness, the world around … Continue reading

Posted in Matthew | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

On Being a Little One

Their question, if not the right question, is certainly an understandable question. After all, they were getting in on the ground floor. They were initial investors. That they should be the first to be let in on what the kingdom … Continue reading

Posted in Matthew | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments