No thought for tomorrow

Jesus warns His disciples not to become anxious about meeting the needs of life. Take no thought for tomorrow, what you will eat or drink or wear. This isn’t folly because the disciples trusts the Father to give all that he needs, and the Father comes through. The disciples who follows . . . . Continue Reading »

Royal Wives

Four women appear in Matthew’s genealogy, all of them connected with some scandal - Tamar, who fathered twins by her father-in-law, Judah; Rahab, retired prostitute; Ruth, a forward Moabitess; and Bath-sheba, whom David seized from Uriah. Though unnamed, three of the same women are implied in . . . . Continue Reading »

Final woe

The last of Jesus’ woes in Matthew 23 warns about the judgment coming on the scribes, Pharisees, and hypocrites for their treatment of the prophets. Several notes: First, the Pharisees and scribes say that they would not have shed the blood of prophets as their fathers did (v. 30). This . . . . Continue Reading »