Matthew Week 4: Day 3

Pray and read

Ask God to give you a soft heart, that as you read his word you will understand it, and respond to it with repentance and faith. Read Matthew 25:14-30.

Explore

What does the master do with the gold he had entrusted to the third servant (vv28-29)?

The master’s words are very similar to words spoken by Jesus earlier in Matthew’s gospel. Read Matthew 13:1-23.

What is Jesus referring to in verses 11-13? What do the disciples have that others don’t?

What is the intended response for those who hear the parable of the sower? Which soil would they want to be?

What is the implication of Jesus’ words for those who are half-hearted in their faith (both in chapter 13 and chapter 24)?

Apply

What will it look like for you to be like the servant who has much, and so is given more-  In the way you read God’s word? In the way you pursue godliness? In the way you serve the Lord and his people?

Pray 

Thank God for his generosity in revealing himself to you in his Son. Ask God to help you know him more and more, that you might be more like his Son as you serve him.

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