Who Are The Poor In Spirit?

Daily Devotional - Who Are The Poor In Spirit

Catch (a man) at the moment when he is really poor in spirit and smuggle into his mind the gratifying reflection, ‘By jove, I’m being humble,’ and almost immediately pride – pride at his own humility – will appear. C.S. Lewis – Screwtape Letters. What does poor in spirit mean? Do we have to be […]

Fasting According To Jesus – Matthew 6:16-18

Bible Study - Fasting According to Jesus - Matthew 6_16_18

In today’s Bible Study, we continue The Sermon on the Mount, and we are going to study the passage from Matthew 6:16-18 – Fasting According To Jesus. This passage is the third illustration given by our Lord of how we should conduct ourselves in this matter of personal righteousness. Thus, following the pattern that the Lord Jesus has set […]

The Lord’s Prayer – Matthew 6:9-13 – Part 2

Bible Study - The Lord's Prayer - Matthew 6_9_13 - Part 2

Besides the Lord’s Prayer, there are hundreds of examples of prayer in the Bible. There are many people from different periods of Biblical history, in different circumstances, who prayed different prayers with different results. There are even examples of people who prayed to false gods. The first prayer recorded in the Bible occurred in Genesis […]

The Lord’s Prayer – Matthew 6:5-8 – Part 1

Bible Study - The Lord's Prayer - Matthew 6_5_8 - Part 1

In Matthew 6:5-8, the Lord gives the second admonishment to His disciples and, this time, regarding prayer. Earlier in the chapter, in Matthew 6:1, Jesus has already warned His followers to take heed not to do like those hypocrites when they do charitable deeds. In the previous Bible Study, we have learned that righteousness is the essence […]

Giving of Alms – Matthew 6:1-4

Bible Study - Giving of Alms - Matthew 6_1_4

In the previous chapter, the Lord Jesus stated that He came not to destroy but fulfill the Law (Matthew 5:17). And, in Matthew 19:7-8, when Pharisees asked Jesus, why did Moses then command, He answered to them and said that Moses commanded because of the hardness of your hearts … but from the beginning, it was not so. While […]

Vengeance And Love – Matthew 5:38-48

Bible Study - Vengeance and Love - Matthew 5_38_48

We are God’s creation – we are His masterpiece. Although all of God’s creation is unique, He made us special, a little lower than the angels, as the psalmist David said in Psalm 8:5. God created men in His image. Thus, the moral standards engraved on our hearts, God pre-wired us to know what is right […]

Vows, Oaths And Foreswearing – Matthew 5:33-37

Vows, Oaths And Foreswearing - Matthew 5:33-37

It has been seven months since my last Bible study. I am embarrassed. And believe it or not, but today’s topic is about vows/oath keeping (also see devotional – With An Oath, We Have Made Ourselves Debtors). Prehistory In January 2020, when my wife and I launched this website as our Internet Ministry, we delegated […]

Proud or Humble

Proud or Humble

When God chooses someone to implement your ideas, will you respond with such humility?1 This is a tough situation that we all have faced at some point. Letting another person take credit for our work. What makes this hard is the pride we all have within us. Let us take a look on how David, […]

Smile with Your Eyes

Daily Devotional - smile with your eyes

Scripture 22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 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! — Matthew 6:22-23 […]

Divorce – Matthew 5:31-32

Today’s study scripture from Matthew 5:31-32 Right after Jesus explained the difference between the Old Testament adultery and the New Testament lustful mind, Christ expounded the problem with divorce. According to the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, divorce – “breaking of the marriage covenant. An action contrary to the pattern of one man, one woman, one […]