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Matthew 16

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When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”

– Matthew 16:13

The way one answers this question is essentially important. Some count Jesus as a prophet. Others consider Him a good man, or good moral teacher. But He is far more than that. Ultimately Peter (as inspired by the Father) gave the right answer: “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Matthew 15

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Now Jesus called His disciples to Himself and said, “I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.”

– Matthew 15:32

This is the third time we’ve read in Matthew that Jesus had “compassion on the multitude.” It was His great love that moved Him to reach out with grace for those in need. May it be the love of God that compels us to do the same.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Matthew 14

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And when Jesus went out He saw a great multitude; and He was moved with compassion for them, and healed their sick.

– Matthew 14:14

This is the second time in the Gospel of Matthew wherein we read that Jesus, as He beheld the multitudes, “He was moved with compassion.” What moves you? Do you see the broken, lost, and blind of this world? If you do, may the Love of God compel your compassion to reach out with the love and grace of Jesus.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Matthew 13

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And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”

– Matthew 13:10

What was it (initially) that set the disciples apart from the multitudes? The answer is simple. They set themselves aside as inquirers of Jesus. They heard His enigmatic parables, and came to Him with questions. And as they did, they became students, sitting at His feet.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Matthew 12

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“But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.

– Matthew 12:36

This is a challenging caution from Jesus—one we should take careful note of. That’s not to say that any of Christ’s other cautions are less important. But this is one that challenges us to be very careful how we speak. One day we will give an account “for every idle word.”

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Matthew 11

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“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

– Matthew 11:28

I meet burdened people on a regular basis. Perhaps you feel weighed down and heavy laden. I think it is important that we recognize that Jesus desires we enter into His rest. But, as the author of the book of Hebrews wrote, sometimes we must “strive to enter into that rest” (Heb. 4:11).

What is standing between you and the rest that Jesus desires you enter into? I guarantee it isn’t something that Jesus has placed there.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Matthew 10

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These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: “Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of the Samaritans.

– Matthew 10:5

At the close of chapter 9, Jesus said to His disciples, “Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” What they didn’t realize was that in praying for laborers, they were praying for themselves. It is important for use to recognize that—many times—when the Lord impresses a prayer need upon our hearts, He is doing so to move us into the work He’s impressed us to pray for.

Be ready, God has a purpose and plan for your day!

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Matthew 9

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So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own city.
Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.”

– Matthew 9:1-2

In the previous chapter the Gergesenes came out and asked Jesus to depart from their region. So He got in a boat and left. And immediately he came back to His own city, and there he began again minister with power.

Sadly, the Gergesenes missed out on the ministry of Jesus.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Matthew 8

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And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus. And when they saw Him, they begged Him to depart from their region.

– Matthew 8:34

Hard to imagine this response to the miraculous deliverance of the demoniac. But not all respond to the greatness of Jesus with open arms, or open hearts.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Matthew 7

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“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

– Matthew 7:11

We come to God for provision. We bring to Him our supplications. We make our requests known to God, and we have His peace in knowing that our Father who is in heaven will give good things to those who ask Him.

Helpful Resources

Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

Read the Scriptures at Blue Letter Bible

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon