In His Presence – January 19


In His Presence:

Matthew 7:15-29




One comment on “In His Presence – January 19

  1. I noticed in verse 21 that Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven…” He has the same authority as God. The people also noticed that, because in verse 28, Matthew says they were astonished that He taught them as one having authority.
    Since we’re looking for Jesus personality as we read through the Gospels, we can stop here and make note that He is part of the God head. He was with God at creation (Genesis 1:26). He chose to come to earth and suffer and die for us.

    Jesus is wrapping up this teaching session which has lasted from chapter 5 to 7. He wants the disciples/us to remember to apply what He’s been teaching them. He uses another visual picture. Whoever hears and applies these sayings of mine, is like a wise man who built his house on the rock verses the sand. That’s a picture we’ve continued to draw from today. Notice in verse 24, He says “whoever hears.” He knew the disciples were hearing. He was thinking about the people they would tell and the people who would read it later – us. Jesus has always had us on His mind.


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