Matthew Chapter 19
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12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.
28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
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Matthew Henry's Matthew Chapter 19 Bible commentary...
Jesus enters Judea. (1,2) The Pharisees' question about divorces. (3-12) Young children brought to Jesus. (13-15) The rich young man's inquiry. (16-22) The recompence of Christ's followers. (23-30)1,2 Great multitudes followed Christ. When Christ departs, it is best for us to follow him. They found him as able and ready to help elsewhere, as he had been in Galilee; wherever the Sun of Righteousness arose, it was with healing in his wings.
3-12 The Pharisees were desirous of drawing something from Jesus which they might represent as contrary to the law of Moses. Cases about marriage have been numerous, and sometimes perplexed; made so, not by the law of God, but by the lusts and follies of men; and often people fix what they will do, before they ask for advice. Jesus replied by asking whether they had not read the account of the creation, and the first example of marriage; thus pointing out that every departure therefrom was wrong. That condition is best for us, and to be chosen and kept to accordingly, which is best for our souls, and tends most to prepare us for, and preserve us to, the kingdom of heaven. When the gospel is really embraced, it makes men kind relatives and faithful friends; it teaches them to bear the burdens, and to bear with the infirmities of those with whom they are connected, to consider their peace and happiness more than their own. As to ungodly persons, it is proper that they should be restrained by laws, from breaking the peace of society. And we learn that the married state should be entered upon with great seriousness and earnest prayer.
13-15 It is well when we come to Christ ourselves, and bring our children. Little children may be brought to Christ as needing, and being capable of receiving blessings from him, and having an interest in his intercession. We can but beg a blessing for them: Christ only can command the blessing. It is well for us, that Christ has more love and tenderness in him than the best of his disciples have. And let us learn of him not to discountenance any willing, well-meaning souls, in their seeking after Christ, though they are but weak. Those who are given to Christ, as part of his purchase, he will in no wise cast out. Therefore he takes it ill of all who forbid, and try to shut out those whom he has received. And all Christians should bring their children to the Saviour that he may bless them with spiritual blessings.
16-22 Christ knew that covetousness was the sin which most easily beset this young man; though he had got honestly what he possessed, yet he could not cheerfully part with it, and by this his want of sincerity was shown. Christ's promises make his precepts easy, and his yoke pleasant and very comfortable; yet this promise was as much a trial of the young man's faith, as the precept was of his charity and contempt of the world. It is required of us in following Christ, that we duly attend his ordinances, strictly follow his pattern, and cheerfully submit to his disposals; and this from love to him, and in dependence on him. To sell all, and give to the poor, will not serve, but we are to follow Christ. The gospel is the only remedy for lost sinners. Many abstain from gross vices who do not attend to their obligations to God. Thousands of instances of disobedience in thought, word, and deed, are marked against them in the book of God. Thus numbers forsake Christ, loving this present world: they feel convictions and desires, but they depart sorrowful, perhaps trembling. It behoves us to try ourselves in these matters, for the Lord will try us.
23-30 Though Christ spoke so strongly, few that have riches do not trust in them. How few that are poor are not tempted to envy! But men's earnestness in this matter is like their toiling to build a high wall to shut themselves and their children out of heaven. It should be satisfaction to those who are in a low condition, that they are not exposed to the temptations of a high and prosperous condition. If they live more hardly in this world than the rich, yet, if they get more easily to a better world, they have no reason to complain. Christ's words show that it is hard for a rich man to be a good Christian, and to be saved. The way to heaven is a narrow way to all, and the gate that leads into it, a strait gate; particularly so to rich people. More duties are expected from them than from others, and more sins easily beset them. It is hard not to be charmed with a smiling world. Rich people have a great account to make up for their opportunities above others. It is utterly impossible for a man that sets his heart upon his riches, to get to heaven. Christ used an expression, denoting a difficulty altogether unconquerable by the power of man. Nothing less than the almighty grace of God will enable a rich man to get over this difficulty. Who then can be saved? If riches hinder rich people, are not pride and sinful lusts found in those not rich, and as dangerous to them? Who can be saved? say the disciples. None, saith Christ, by any created power. The beginning, progress, and perfecting the work of salvation, depend wholly on the almighty power of God, to which all things are possible. Not that rich people can be saved in their worldliness, but that they should be saved from it. Peter said, We have forsaken all. Alas! it was but a poor all, only a few boats and nets; yet observe how Peter speaks, as if it had been some mighty thing. We are too apt to make the most of our services and sufferings, our expenses and losses, for Christ. However, Christ does not upbraid them; though it was but little that they had forsaken, yet it was their all, and as dear to them as if it had been more. Christ took it kindly that they left it to follow him; he accepts according to what a man hath. Our Lord's promise to the apostles is, that when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, he will make all things new, and they shall sit with him in judgement on those who will be judged according to their doctrine. This sets forth the honour, dignity, and authority of their office and ministry. Our Lord added, that every one who had forsaken possessions or comforts, for his sake and the gospel, would be recompensed at last. May God give us faith to rest our hope on this his promise; then we shall be ready for every service or sacrifice. Our Saviour, in the last verse, does away a mistake of some. The heavenly inheritance is not given as earthly ones are, but according to God's pleasure. Let us not trust in promising appearances or outward profession. Others may, for aught we know, become eminent in faith and holiness.
One's Matthew Chapter 19 comment on 5/27/2013, 3:16am...
SAINTS,and thoughs that desire to be SAINTS!
Thank God; for he has blessed you with a precious map to him... What a blessing!
This chapter is good for anybody who wants to get married. And for thoughs who are already married; this might terrify you, because after you have read what Jesus said in this chapter, you now know that Divorce could possibly, and literaly destroy you!
Till death do you part is what you promised to God, and Jesus made it clear that the only excuse is if your Wife, or Husband Cheat on you with another Man or Woman. And i mean PERIOD.
(SCARY ISN'T IT), I mean look at the disciples reply at verse 10, after jesus declared it. Yeah for thoughs who are about to, and to thoughs who want to get Married; this is your wake up call; a moment and time to really consider the possiblity of the vows (MEANING DEATH PROMISES) to God, of; for better or for worse.
This is a devastating life decission if it turns out for the worst, and believe you me; The devil is ready locked and aimed at Marriages. 50% of all marriages fail in the first 5 years; is the documented satistics; So it shows just how serious the devil is aimed at making you fail....... AGAIN 50 PERCENT OF ALL MARRIAGES END UP IN DIVORCE................ if you look at it, it makes sense why the devil goes after marriages it's an easy way to destroy lives and relationships with God.
People this is a powerful Vow. it is definatly one to be reckoned with. So i say make sure that you are deeply willing to be druged through the mud for the next 5,10,15,20,or even 80 years depending on how long you life is on earth, with the one you are thinking of marrying. (IT IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISSIONS YOU WILL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE) after giving your life to Christ.
ROEL REAL's Matthew Chapter 19 comment on 5/15/2013, 4:20am...
It is very clear upon my understanding on Chapter 19 verse 9, that any married one can still get married if the reason is fornication. Yahoo.....
Vondrazy's Matthew Chapter 19 comment on 5/13/2013, 3:24pm...
I love verse 9 because it lets us know that all y'all who're in a second or third marriage with a living covenant spouse are committing adultery. There's no way around it!
Norman St Pierre's Matthew Chapter 19 comment about verse 28 on 4/28/2013, 11:50pm...
For consistency, regeneration in Titus 3-5 is referring to people, not things, so, regeneration is also about people in Mathew 19-28.Jesus himself said this world would pass away, so how could you apply regeneration to a world that has been destroyed.
Valerie sadler's Matthew Chapter 19 comment about verse 9 on 3/13/2013, 12:23pm...
This by far is the most complex phrase in all of scripture. It seems to totally contradict forgiveness, it does not allow for extenuating circumstances, and is paradoxical to GOD's example of forgiving and reconciling of Israel after her harlotry in the wake of HIS pain.
Atsiadangt@yahoo.com's Matthew Chapter 19 comment about verse 12 on 3/08/2013, 8:11am...
Can the wives of those that are made eunuchs by mutilation be allowed to marry other men?
Carol's Matthew Chapter 19 comment about verse 24 on 2/06/2013, 7:39pm...
Now the question comes to mind. What in today's standards is a rich man? $100, $5000, at which point must I start to worry that I'm doomed because I've been saving for retirement.
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