Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Matthew 11:16-30. In this Scripture, Jesus tells the people that God sent John the Baptist to tell them the truth. Then God sent Him, Jesus Christ, and still people won’t listen. Does it increase your belief to read about the miracles Jesus performed? What would it take for you to believe?
Jesus talks about the different cities they ministered in, all the miracles they saw, and still people didn’t believe. Right in the middle of Jesus telling them all this, in Matthew 11:25, Jesus starts talking to God and thanking Him. This shows us how we should talk to our Heavenly Father.
Matthew 11:28-30 are my favorite verses in this passage, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Do you know in your heart that if today was the day that your time here on earth was up, you would go to heaven? If not, please ask God today to forgive you of your sins and invite Jesus to come into your heart, that you might live in heaven forever. What better gift could you receive besides accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior and being forgiven of your sins?
Daily Bible Reading:
16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
17 And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.
18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.
19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.
20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:
21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.
25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.
27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal [him].
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Things to think about:
- Have you put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ? If so, what caused you to believe?
- Jesus says, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.” Have you come to Him?
- Have you cast your cares upon the Lord? He loves you and He’ll give you rest!
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture that tells us we can’t know you except through, Your Son, Jesus. Thank You for sending Jesus to save us from our sins, that we might be able to have a relationship with You. Take all the things that are burdening us today and give us Your peace in our hearts that we might have Your rest in our souls. We pray that Your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. We love You, LORD. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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The Book of Matthew: Life of Jesus Christ
by Deborah H. Bateman
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The Book of Matthew: Life of Jesus Christ is a Daily Bible Reading Study by Deborah H. Bateman, which takes you through the life of Jesus Christ. The book of Matthew is the first book in the New Testament of the Bible. It begins with the genealogy of Jesus Christ and His birth.
The Book of Matthew also goes into Jesus’ ministry on earth, including the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ parables, and Jesus’ final days, including His death, burial, and resurrection. The book concludes with the great commission.
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