When we judge someone it is not to pronounce a sentence upon their spirituality but to discern it and learn best how to minister to that person. Some people are not fit to answer in the same way Jesus refused to answer King Herod. If we consider God’s word as holy and precious then we will be wise in how we use it. This is what Jesus speaks of when He says:
Um, Bro Dave…I think you got the title turned around.
One of The Beatles first hits was “Can’t Buy Me Love” and the third stanza goes like this:
If you could identify the number one illness which ails the American Church, what would that be? Immediately what comes to mind is materialism, or what some would describe as idolatry or covetousness. The level of materialism in the pulpits and the pews across this land is nothing less than putrefying.
The next three verses in our study are probably the most overlooked in our Lord’s Sermon on the Mount:
I want to share with you what Warren Wiersbe writes about “The Lord’s Prayer”:
Is that you? Do you have a routine prayer where you just push play and pray?
Why do you give to God? Because you don’t want to be a thief? That’s at least a minimally good reason to give.
The last passage in Matthew 5 is where Jesus lost many a follower:
Wow! You actually opened this?! I figured the title would warrant it an immediate deletion.
Let’s pick up our study of the Sermon on the Mount in verse 33 of Matthew 5: