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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

MATTHEW 6:21 I have to return to this

"You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven."
-Matthew 5:43-45

MT 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

MT 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

MT 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

MT 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

MT 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

MT 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

MT 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

MT 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

MT 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

MT 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

MT 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

MT 6:30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

MT 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

MT 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

MT 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

MT 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.


Be not emulous of evildoers; nor envy them that work iniquity. 2 For they shall shortly wither away as grass, and as the green herbs shall quickly fall. 3 Trust in the Lord, and do good, and dwell in the land, and you shall be fed with its riches. 4 Delight in the Lord, and he will give you the requests of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the Lord, and trust in him, and he will do it. 6 And he will bring forth your justice as the light, and your judgment as the noonday. 7 Be subject to the Lord and pray to him. Envy not the man who prospers in his way; the man who does unjust things. 8 Cease from anger, and leave rage; have no emulation to do evil. 9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but they that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the land. 10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: and you shall seek his place, and shall not find it. 11 But the meek shall inherit the land, and shall delight in abundance of peace. 12 The sinner shall watch the just man: and shall gnash upon him with his teeth. 13 But the Lord shall laugh at him: for he foresees that his day shall come. 14 The wicked have drawn out the sword: they have bent their bow. To cast down the poor and needy, to kill the upright of heart. 15 Let their sword enter into their own hearts, and let their bow be broken. 16 Better is a little to the just, than the great riches of the wicked. 17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken in pieces; but the Lord strengthens the just. 18 The Lord knows the days of the undefiled; and their inheritance shall be for ever. 19 They shall not be confounded in the evil time; and in the days of famine they shall be filled: 20 Because the wicked shall perish. And the enemies of the Lord, presently after they shall be honoured and exalted, shall come to nothing and vanish like smoke. 21 The sinner shall borrow, and not pay again; but the just shows mercy and shall give. 22 For such as bless him shall inherit the land: but such as curse him shall perish. 23 With the Lord shall the steps of a man be directed, and he shall like well his way. 24 When he shall fall he shall not be bruised, for the Lord puts his hand under him. 25 I have been young and now am old; and I have not seen the just forsaken, nor his seed seeking bread. 26 He shows mercy, and lends all the day long; and his seed shall be in blessing. 27 Decline from evil and do good, and dwell for ever and ever. 28 For the Lord loves judgment, and will not forsake his saints: they shall be preserved for ever. The unjust shall be punished, and the seed of the wicked shall perish. 29 But the just shall inherit the land, and shall dwell therein for evermore. 30 The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom: and his tongue shall speak judgment. 31 The law of his God is in his heart, and his steps shall not be supplanted. 32 The wicked watches the just man, and seeks to put him to death, 33 but the Lord will not leave him in his hands; nor condemn him when he shall be judged. 34 Expect the Lord and keep his way: and he will exalt you to inherit the land: when the sinners shall perish you shall see. 35 I have seen the wicked highly exalted, and lifted up like the cedars of Libanus. 36 And I passed by, and lo, he was not: and I sought him and his place was not found. 37 Keep innocence, and behold justice: for there are remnants for the peaceable man. 38 But the unjust shall be destroyed together: the remnants of the wicked shall perish. 39 But the salvation of the just is from the Lord, and he is their protector in the time of trouble. 40 And the Lord will help them and deliver them: and he will rescue them from the wicked, and save them because they have hoped in him.

(em·u·lous (my-ls)
1. Eager or ambitious to equal or surpass another.
2. Characterized or prompted by a spirit of rivalry.
3. Obsolete Covetous of power or honor; envious)

"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.' They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?' He will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least among you, you did not do for me.'"
-Matthew 25:41-45

"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you."
-Matthew 7:12