In Today's Scripture
Temptation by Satan; Sermon on the Mount; the Beatitudes; believers likened to salt and light; Jesus' teaching on the Law, divorce, oaths, giving, fasting
Following His baptism in the
Satan's second temptation came in the
In Satan's final attempt to seduce Jesus to sin, he sheweth Him all the kingdoms of the world . . . And saith . . . All these things will I give Thee, if Thou wilt fall down and worship me. The Devil suggested an easy way by which Jesus might avoid all the pain and suffering of the cross and yet rule all the kingdoms of the world. Even one exception would make Jesus a sinner. When we allow for one exception, it usually leads to another, etc. Jesus' reply was: It is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve (Matthew 4:8-10).
5:13 lost his savour =b> lost its usefulness; 5:18 one jot or one tittle =b> as the dot on the letter "i"; 5:22 say . . . Raca =b> maligns, slanders; 5:29 offend thee =b> causes you to sin; 5:33 to forswear =b> to swear falsely; 5:46 publicans =b> tax collectors; 6:19 corrupt =b> make money worthless; 6:22 single =b> free from deceit; 6:23 evil =b> selfish, sinful; 6:24 mammon =b> material things.
For Matthew 4:4: See Deuteronomy 8:3. Matthew 4:6: See Psalms 91:11-12. Matthew 4:7: See Deuteronomy 6:16. Matthew 4:10: See Deuteronomy 6:13. Matthew 4:15-16: See Isaiah 9:1-2. Matthew 5:21: See Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17. Matthew 5:27: See Exodus 20:14; Deuteronomy 5:18. Matthew 5:31: See Deuteronomy 24:1. Matthew 5:33: See Numbers 30:2; Deuteronomy 23:21; Matthew 5:38: See Exodus 21:24; Leviticus 24:20; Deuteronomy 19:21. Matthew 5:43: See Leviticus 19:18.
Pray for The Spanish International Shortwave Radio Broadcast in memory of Ervin Byrns Woodruff Jr. · The Arabic International Shortwave Radio Broadcast sponsored by Mary Hoffmeyer · Staff: Dr. John A. Hash Country: Mozambique (19 million) on the eastern coast of Africa Major language: Portuguese Religious freedom 40% worship of false gods, ancestral spirits, and some witchcraft; 23% Roman Catholic; 14% Protestant; 13% Muslim Prayer Suggestion: Pray for national leaders and their families (Ezra 6:10).
Memory Verse for the Week: Matthew 1:23