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Jesus' teaching in Matthew chapter 24 verse 36 has always stood out to me - particularly when my friends today want to dive into conversations about "if" the end is near: "However, no one knows the day or the hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows." No one knows the day or the hour - only God. Good for us to keep in mind. We're not God. :) For more commentary on "The Textual Problem Of oujdeV oJ uiJov" In Matthew 24:36" at bible.org click on this link. No, I don't think oujdeV oJ uiJov is a typo. :) Can someone tell me - is this the original Greek? I think so.
Verse 35 is an amazing reminder that Jesus' words in the Bible will outlast every single material thing around us today: "Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will remain forever." Do you believe that Jesus' words will remain forever? Commentary on Matthew 24:40-41 called "Taken for Salvation or Judgment?" is online at bible.org at this link.
Worship Video: Matthew 24:35 reminded me of the amazing MercyMe song "Word of God Speak." Here's a video of some great images and Scripture verses set to this song:
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Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away." Matthew 24:35 NIV
Prayer Point: Pray that you would read and study God's Word each and every day knowing that it is eternal.
Comments from You and Questions of the Day: In today and yesterday's readings in Matthew chapter 24 we read about the end times. Do you do much study of the end times? What are some books or resources or websites you could point others to, to study more about the end times? I have to admit, I don't think about the end times very much. I know they will come, but I guess I feel like focusing on the end times too much might distract me from doing other ministry here and now. How often do you think about the end times? Do you think there should be a balance of time and study when it comes to reflecting on the end times versus being active in ministry in our world today? Also, what verses or insights stand out to you in today's readings? Please post up by clicking on the "Comments" link below!
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