There are shocking warnings that Jesus gives us from Matthew chapter ten. In fact, I’ve rarely heard a pastor who taught these things. It’s alarming and I recommend you read Matthew chapter ten on your own. In this post, we’ll go through it together.
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.”
– Matthew 10:16-20
The first thing that’s alarming is that Jesus admits He’s sending us out like sheep to the wolves. Wolves prey on sheep and eat them. Sheep are very peaceable creatures. They don’t have claws to fight back and can’t run that fast.
Not only does Jesus tell us this will happen, but He also tells us we will be punished for following Him. Jesus says people will testify against you and deliver you up for His sake.
Then, He says to not worry about the testimony you will give for the Holy Spirit will give you the words to speak.
Already, this is some shocking piece of scripture. He’s not promising blessings. In fact, He’s promising tribulations and trials. Read more
The ultimate goal for every believer in Christ should be to be obedient to God’s word. As believers, we don’t live for man; we live for God. Of course, one of the most effective ways to be obedient to God is to read the Bible and live by its commandments. Below I’ll name four ways to be obedient to God that you can begin doing today.
Align With God’s Purpose
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
– Romans 12:2
You cannot obey God if you don’t know what His plans are for your life. By reading the word and renewing your mind, you’ll grow in discernment and wisdom. You’ll be able to identify the paths you should take and the ones to avoid.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6
Before making any major decisions, always ask God for input. He knows everything and can protect you from making a horrible mistake. Whenever making plans for the future, ask God for wisdom. The best and safest place to be is in the center of God’s will. Read more
If there’s one thing I know, it’s that God has a plan for His people. However, understanding that doesn’t make waiting for one’s spouse any easier. We all want to be loved by God and by others. A spouse is a wonderful treasure to find, but the waiting period can be very difficult. So what do you do while waiting for God to send your spouse? Here are just a few ideas for you to build upon.
All scriptures are taken from the NKJV unless otherwise noted.
“Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.”
– Psalm 1:1-2 Read more
If you’re a follower in Christ and a believer in the Bible, then you know that there are many things the Bible has to say about pride. Pride was the reason Satan turned against God. Pride is considered an abomination before the Lord and it’s extremely destructive. I’ve compiled many scriptures on pride for anyone who is interested. I pray it’ll be helpful to you and help you in your bible studies.
All scriptures are taken from the NKJV unless otherwise noted.
Scriptures On Pride In The Old Testament
“I will break the pride of your power; I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.”
– Leviticus 26:19
“Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab’s anger was aroused against David, and he said, “Why did you come down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and the insolence of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle.”
– 1 Samuel 17:28 Read more
If you’re considering marriage, or have already been married, then it’s important to take a look at what the Bible tells us the role of a wife is. After all, how could we obey God if we don’t know the responsibilities He’s given us? This post will cover five responsibilities of a godly wife.
To Be A Helper
“And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
– Genesis 2:18
God’s reasoning for creating a woman for Adam is so he’d have a helper. While men and women may have different jobs in the Kingdom, they are still working toward the same goal. God told them to take care of the land and animals He gave them. He also told them to be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28). Therefore, we see that God intended them to work toward the same goal together.
To Support Or Uphold
“For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.”
– Ephesians 5:23 emphasis added
“But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.”
– 1 Corinthians 11:3 emphasis added
If the Bible says that the man is the head and the woman is the body, then that means the woman must be the one to uphold and support the man. The head cannot hold itself up on its own. It needs the rest of the body. Read more
The Bible tells us how to operate in almost every area of our lives. Certainly, it covers the most important areas. This post will go over five responsibilities of a husband covered in the Bible. Of course, being in a marriage is a big job and there are more than five responsibilities someone would have. However, here are some things to get you started on this topic of knowledge.
To Be A Provider
“But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
– 1 Timothy 5:8
All throughout history, it’s been understood that the husband’s job is to provide for the household. In more primitive societies, this makes sense. A man is naturally stronger. Therefore, it’d be easier for him to do heavy work such as gathering wood for fire or animals for meat. In some nations, men still have to hunt.
Also, when a husband and wife start a family the woman can’t do much after. It takes a little while for a woman’s body to return back to normal. For a while, she’s weak. How would she work and provide food for herself and her husband while recovering from childbirth?
The man being the provider only makes sense. Read more