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Matthew 7

December 28, 2012

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

12 thoughts on “Matthew 7”

  1. v. 1 Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

    Don't usurp God's role of judging. Don't be critical of others, especially as only God knows their motives.

  2. v. 1 Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

    Don't usurp God's role of judging. Don't be critical of others, especially as only God knows their motives.

  3. v. 6 Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

    We are not obligated to share the gospel with those who treated holy things, and things that are sacred to us, with disrespect.

  4. v. 6 Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

    We are not obligated to share the gospel with those who treated holy things, and things that are sacred to us, with disrespect.

  5. v.12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

    Instead of all the laws of the Old Testament which could never cover every circumstance, we have this one law which sums them up.

  6. v.12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

    Instead of all the laws of the Old Testament which could never cover every circumstance, we have this one law which sums them up.

  7. v.13-14 Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

    Clearly Jesus didn't expect everyone to choose the narrow path to life.

  8. v.13-14 Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

    Clearly Jesus didn't expect everyone to choose the narrow path to life.

  9. v. 13-27

    Interesting progression here, starts with two paths, then moves on to two trees (growth) and ends with two houses (results).

  10. v. 13-27

    Interesting progression here, starts with two paths, then moves on to two trees (growth) and ends with two houses (results).

  11. v. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.

    No matter what the weather the house did not fall. Likewise if our lives are built on the Rock we will not fall.

  12. v. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.

    No matter what the weather the house did not fall. Likewise if our lives are built on the Rock we will not fall.

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