Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 137/260: Read Matthew 12

Are you with Jesus? Think carefully before answering that question. What does it mean to be with Jesus? He says, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.”

We cannot apologize for the truth, nor can we compromise it. Everything Jesus said is the standard by which we will be judged (John 12:48), not just the parts we like or the statements we agree with. We may live a mostly good, moral life, but if we do not fully submit to Him, we are not with Him. What does He say? “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.”

Think about the church with which you worship. Is it gathering people to Christ, or to a doctrine that is not revealed in the Scripture? Or perhaps to a partial truth? There are some good things being taught in every denomination, but denominations lack “the whole counsel of God.” They may be adding to the revealed Word, or they may be ignoring parts of it. Neither practice is acceptable.

Do you believe that Jesus is the Son of God? Have you confessed that belief before men? Have you repented of your sins? Have you been immersed to have your sins washed away? Does the church you attend teach those things as necessary? Or is it scattering abroad?

Memory (Copy into a notebook 5-10 times)

Matthew 12:36. “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.”

Pray

Pray for God’s continual guidance as you search the Scriptures for the truth.

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