Matthew 7 & 8: Having the Right Attitude

There is so much packed in Chapters 5, 6 & 7. As a Christian, you cannot help but love them. If you want to know how you should be living then you can’t go far wrong by starting here!!

Stuff like…
…judging others. Jesus definitely has a sense of humour…why do you spend so much time telling someone about that speck in their eye while you have a huge plank stuck in yours. Don’t be so stupid!!

…ask & it will be given to you, seek & you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. I truly believe that God wants us to ask because Jesus tells us to do that many times. I also truly believe that very often we then just sit down and wait for God to come through when we should be getting up and doing something…maybe seeking, maybe knocking. (Just a thought).

…building on the right foundation. You would be daft not to build on these words. Don’t just read them, make them your lifestyle. Make them part of your non-negotiables. Living this way gives you something to stand on when the stuff of life comes along.

One of the amazing things about Jesus…He always had time for people. He was willing to be interrupted, not get agitated by that but respond with compassion and meet their needs. A great example of this is right at the start of Matthew 8 and the man with leprosy…’If you are willing, you can make me clean…I AM WILLING!

Challenged to have that same attitude. How about you…any thoughts?

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2 thoughts on “Matthew 7 & 8: Having the Right Attitude

  1. “I also truly believe that very often we then just sit down and wait for God to come through when we should be getting up and doing something…maybe seeking, maybe knocking.” There is a danger in that, but I think we also too often pursue something, whether it’s good for us or not, or whether it brings glory to God or not, and stubbornly keep going at it when we should stop and knock, seek, and ask what God wants for us.

  2. Totally agree. On reflection I haven’t expressed myself well. I reckon sometimes WE are the answer to the prayer. You are right…does God want it for us!! Thanks for the comment.

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