30-day Challenge: Day 22

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Day 22: Invited by the King

Read Matthew 22

His enemies questioned Jesus, hoping to get Him in trouble with Rome. After Passover, they could have Him arrested and tried. But how can mortal man question God and hope to win (Job 38:1-3)? What arrogance-and what ignorance!

Jesus asked the key question: “Who is your Lord?” (vv. 41-46; Ps. 110). If Jesus Christ is your Lord, the other questions pose no problem. You will be a good citizen (vv. 15-22; Rom. 13); you will not worry about the hereafter (vv. 23-33); and you will love God and your neighbor (vv. 34-40).

People who like to argue usually lack humility and need to submit to Christ (Phil. 2:1-11). Although it is good to ponder the great questions of life, it is also good to admit our ignorance and to worship Christ “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3).

Prayer:

  1. Pray that you will not despise or take God word for granted but take heed and be obedient.
  2. Pray for all your loved ones, friends, colleagues, neighbors and acquaintances that their understanding will be enlightened to respond to the gospel and be saved.
  3. Pray against any form of conspiracy against you and your family this year.

Meditation:

Remember!–It is Christianity to do good always–even to those who do evil to us. It is Christianity to love our neighbours as ourself, and to do to all men as we would have them do to us – Charles Dickens

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