Matthew 23 has been called “the stormy north side of Jesus.” In the strongest language of His ministry, He condemns the Pharisees for “saying things but not doing them.” The lesson is obvious: what we teach, we must practice.
Some of the parables of Jesus are difficult to understand, like this one, the parable of the persistent widow. Through her example, the Lord teaches us not only to pray, but not to give up on prayer.
The words of Jesus uttered on the cross show how amazingly he was the good Shepherd.
Sin divides. Forgiveness heals. We must focus on how to forgive fully and completely for families to thrive and grow.
In marriage, God gives us a gift of a spouse. As God’s gift we treat our spouse with dignity, respect and honor.
Because raising children is not easy, we must commit ourselves to prayer, time and effort. Being intentional in raising our children does not guarantee results, but it does demonstrate that as parents we have been pierced with the truth about God.