A daily dose of spiritual exercise for men in various stages of their Christian walk

– Pray – Read Matthew 25:1-13 “The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.” Matthew 25:5 – Observe Both the wise and the foolish became drowsy and fell asleep. The difference was the preparations made by the wise in bringing oil in jars with them. They put […]

– Pray – Read Matthew 24:45-51 “He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 24:51 – Observe So the wicked servant will be killed and then tortured. There is only one who can do that: God. So, Jesus’ parable […]

– Pray – Read Matthew 24:36-44 “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Matthew 24:36 – Observe This is remarkable? Jesus is God, but Jesus does not know something that the Father knows? How can that be? Actually, we see something […]

– Pray – Read Matthew 24:26-35 “At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory.” Matthew 24:30 – Observe It will […]

– Pray – Read Matthew 24:9-25 “For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect – if that were possible.” Matthew 24:24 – Observe Be on your guard against great signs and miracles – these are one of the signs of false prophets and false […]

– Pray – Read Matthew 24:1-8 “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.” Matthew 24:6 – Observe If I watch the news and become anxious, then I am not obeying this command of […]

– Pray – Read Matthew 23:33-39 “You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell!” Matthew 23:33 – Observe Wait a minute! I was taught growing up that name-calling is always wrong. But Jesus does it right here! The difference is intent. Jesus’ intent was to point out their evil […]

“As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, ‘Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ (He did not know what he was saying.) While he was speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them, and they were […]

– Pray – Read Matthew 23:23-32 “So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of the sin of your fathers!” Matthew 23:31-32 – Observe Now, they have to kill Jesus; He just commanded them to! At one point, I set out to […]

– Pray – Read Matthew 23:13-22 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.” Matthew 23:13 – Observe This must have been quite the slap in the face […]

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