At the Texas Tech Wesley Foundation, we are reading the New Testament over the course of the spring semester. I always had it set in my mind that I needed to read the Bible from start to finish, but that mindset hasn’t been successful!
Some verses that really hit home with me are the following:
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. ~Matthew 5:14-16
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. ~ Matthew 6:19-24
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. ~ Matthew 7:12
While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and “sinners” came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they asked the disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and ‘sinners’?”
On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” ~ Matthew 9:10-12
I’ve learned how important it is to read and study the scripture surrounding each verse. I hope you will take a few minutes and read more in Matthew. It’s pretty amazing!
Happy Trails & God Bless! To contact Kristen with questions or comments, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.