It's Day 6 and we're in Matthew 20.
Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verses 30-31 - Don't listen to the voices telling you to keep quiet. Reach out, call out to God.
- Verses 1-16 - This is a hard parable. There are two main translations of it: (1) it's about heaven and the point is that some are believers for most of their lives while others believe just before death but both receive the reward of heaven; (2) it's about the Gentiles and the point is that even though the Jews have a long-standing relationship with God, He has the right to invite others ("late-comers") in as well. I personally prefer the first option.
- Verse 22 - They will in fact die for God.
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- "I've always wondered about Matthew 19:22. It says he was rich & sad, but doesn't specifically say he isn't going to sell his possessions. Yet that is how it always is interpreted in sermons & commentaries. Why?" - You're right that it doesn't explicitly say that, but all the signs point in that direction. Jesus tells him to sell his possessions and "come, follow Me." The fact that he does not immediately obey that command but instead walks away gives us clear indication that he chose wealth over Christ. Further, the fact that he is sad indicates the conversation did not end the way he hoped it would.