Reading for Friday, June 22: Matthew 10
For today’s reading, I thought I’d open it up to you to share your thoughts on a few specific verses in this chapter:
– v7, “As you go, preach this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is near.’ — What does Jesus mean? Why do you think He commissions the apostles to preach this message?
– v34, “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” What is Jesus getting at here? What does it mean that He comes to bring the sword?
– v42, “And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.” How do you see this passage being played out in the name of Jesus today?