I’ve Got a Bible…Now What? Day 9

Read Matthew 7:21-23

NIV Translation

ESV Translation

Genre: Gospel

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 7:21 (ESV)

What is important about this passage?

Jesus makes it clear that simply believing in him is not enough. A Christian must be obedient to Jesus’ commands.

 

Read Matthew 25:31-46

NIV Translation

ESV Translation

Genre: Gospel

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.

Matthew 25:35-36 (ESV)

What is important about this passage?

Jesus again explains that his true followers will obey his commands. They will take care of the most vulnerable people in society. When they do this, it’s like they are taking care of Jesus himself.

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