April 22 / Proverbs 22 / Matthew 22

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Proverbs 22:17-19

Listen carefully to the person who listens to God.

Memorize truth so it’s always ready to be used and poured forth.

The point of learning is to trust God.

The point of reading the Bible is transformation of your heart.

Proverbs 22:24-25

You become the average of the three to five people you spend the most time with.

Take note of who you hang out with the most.

Are one of those people Jesus?

Matthew 22:16

Teacher, we know that You are truthful and teach truthfully the way of God. You defer to no one, for You don’t show partiality.

Jesus was never afraid of what anybody thought of Him because He knew who He was in the Father. He let Papa YHWH define Him and say who He was, not people. He did not care how much human authority or influence anybody had since the Creator of them all said who they were and how much they could have.

We truly are all connected.

We are all made by the same Creator.

We will all “expire” in this life we know and continue into the next. So what really matters? One way I’ve heard it said that stuck with me was, “You’re dead a lot longer than your alive.” So live accordingly.

Do not live for the expectations of others, but rather perform for an audience of One. Then you will unintentionally please others because you will love them more without condition and see them more as God sees them. This is agape.

“The divine nod of approval is completely sufficient.” -Richard Foster

Matthew 22:29-46

“You are deceived because you don’t know the Scriptures or the power of God.” -Jesus

If a study Bible came out with commentary by Jesus, I would spend every dime I have to buy it. He knows what every word means and is intended for. He knows the proper interpretation. This is why we must soak in it with Him, meditate upon it with Him, marinate in it with Him, [insert more sponge-quality words hereā€¦], because it is so deep and profound. We will never get it all in this lifetime, so why stop reading, studying, and meditating upon it while listening to Jesus?

Matthew 22:46

No one was able to answer Him at all, and from that day no one dared to question Him anymore.

How can you not love Jesus?

This chapter is MAJESTIC. Jesus of Nazareth is the MAN.

And He is with us.

He loves us.

What can people do to us?

Pour as much water on the wood as you want, He is still gonna light that sucker up!

Do to me what you will. Do your worst, nothing can separate me from Him.

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