Epic Challenge Day 26
"seek, and you will find"
We have been on this journey to draw closer to God.
Today Read Matthew 7 concluding the sermon on the mountain.
Pay special attention to verse 12.
William Barclay in his commentary on the book says this, "THIS is probably the most universally famous thing that Jesus ever said. With this commandment, the Sermon on the Mount reaches its summit. This saying of Jesus has been called ‘the capstone of the whole discourse’. It is the topmost peak of social ethics, and the Everest of all ethical teaching." William Barclay, The Gospel of Matthew, Third Ed., The New Daily Study Bible
I would suggest that this verse suggests the very essence of the Law, and is a defining point that shows that the Law is about love. It also suggests to us that everything that Jesus has said in His sermon up to this point can be summed up here.
Read Philippians 2:1-5
In a book, I love the author says, "If your brethren err, you are to forgive them. When they come to you with confession, you should not say, I do not think they are humble enough. I do not think they feel their confession. What right have you to judge them, as if you could read the heart? "Ellen White, Christ’s Object Lessons (Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1900), 249–250.
God longs for us to treat those around us with a love that is beyond understanding. A love that we could only get from Christ.
Do you love others? Then, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened." NKJV
13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." NKJV
Pray, pray like you have never prayed before that God will give you this kind of love for others. Only when we love like He loves will anything change.
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Ryan Hodgins, pastor, coach. Married to a gorgeous wife. Father to three girls. I need this epic walk.
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