Matthew Chapter 10 Discussion

  • Kari Harman on Matthew 10
    Why does Christ want us to hate family?
  • David - in Reply on Matthew 10
    Kari P.S. Just food for thought no place does it say for you to hate it says they will hate you, that's a big

    difference unless I'm reading wrong. God Bless
  • Rick - in Reply on Matthew 10
    Hi Kari Another point of view because they if their not born again won't and can't understand your

    change devotion to what you consider now important, its not that I hate people who don't know or

    don't believe its just that our commitment is to God first and foremost. We cannot serve God and mammon.

    They may hate us but we walk in love of God towards them. That is the witness the change that what we

    got captivated to at one time means nothing compared to our commitment to Christ. P.S. In addition to

    what was already shared. God Bless
  • Jesse - in Reply on Matthew 10

    I would like to share with you my perspective from a biblical Greek study on this word hate. In Luke 14:26, it says " If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple."

    First of all let me tell you what the word hate means. This word is MISEO. It is not the word for hostile or hatred as we know it in English. It is a word of comparison. When MISEO is used with any of the words that have to do with love, it is showing comparison.

    In other words, Jesus is saying you must love me so much that the comparison between me and anybody else, or anything else, it makes it look like you hate them. You really don't, but that's what it looks like. It can't even be close!

    Jesus is not talking about walking away from our families. He's talking about cutting the emotional ties, not cutting the relationship. We need to understand that. In our society, there's a big play on the social interaction with friends and relatives. Jesus didn't say you couldn't have family. Jesus didn't say that you have to stop your relationship with family members. That is not what He is saying.

    He is saying that when it comes to choice and service, and what to do with your life, basically it's a no-brainer. It is Jesus. Family members that don't know Jesus aren't going to understand that. But do you know what they are going to understand? They are going to see and understand that Jesus means more to you than anything or anybody else in the world.

    So this is the teaching of Jesus, you must hate. That is, love everybody much less then you love me. It can't even be close. No question about it. You love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself, and that's a Hebraism for you are going to love your neighbor according to how you love the Lord.
  • GiGi - in Reply on Matthew 10
    Thanks Jesse, Your post explains a lot.
  • Daivd - in Reply on Matthew 10
    Hi Bro Nice perspective! Learn something new everyday
  • David - in Reply on Matthew 10
    Hello Kari In the context of Mathew Jesus Christ is talking about the spiritual battle, you may have family

    members who don't believe and pretty negative towards you because of your belief in Christ. Thar's why he said

    mother against daughter father against son and so on. Some personally experience this and some don't. If you

    choose to follow Christ and you were hindu they, although you haven't died they literally have a funeral service

    for you and will not talk to you again because to them your dead.
  • Patricia on Matthew 10
    My question is, what does the word of God means "to be wise as the serpents and harmless as doves"?
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Matthew 10
    I believe it is like the nature of them. A serpent hides for conflict & watches it's opponent, yet instead of striking HE says be harmless as doves, doves are gentle don't peck or bite, they do however defend family & territory, I've also heard some will hide their nest & lead people & other creatures away from it.

    So, I believe it means when Jesus was directing HIS first disciple; He knew the dangers they would encounter as they went. Matthew 10:16-18, He knew they needed directions. Matthew 10,

    Example : I, by nature can be rather bold, knowing GOD has amazing power in all circumstance. That was before I faced severely dangerous situations for myself & family. When we were in a hostile area, unfamiliar territory overtaken with much crime & lawlessness, the LORD reminded me of these scriptures. It is wise in dangerous, unfamiliar area to be wise, observant, 'out of the spotlight', meek. It kept us safer, yet because we were different it also gave testimony. The scriptures also said "for the testimony against them" .
  • JR on Matthew 10
    In Matthew 10:32 what does it mean when it says "only in the name of a disciple?"
  • Lori Ellsworth on Matthew 10
    If you marry and divorce. Then marry another person and divorce. Can you go back to your first husband? And is that sin?
  • Whitney Reese - in Reply on Matthew 10
    Deuteronomy 24:1-4 - When a man hath taken a wife and married her, and it comes to pass that she find no favor in his eyes because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. The bible does say that in Christ

    all sins are forgiven except for blasfem
  • Dgjot on Matthew 10
    Jesus was talking to people who were Jews.

    After he died, and God raised Him from the dead, and He now sits at the right hand of the father- do these rules not apply to "Christians"?

    It seems to me that all these rules were for the 12 disciples only, at that point in time.

    Not for every "believer" since then, for all time.


    19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.

    20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.

    Is this why "Christians" who are being persecuted keep their mouths shut??

    Is this why those "christians" that were beheaded by Islamics kept their mouths shut? Were they waiting for God to speak through them??
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Matthew 10
    Hi Jill,

    Just to be clear

    You want scripture on the redemption of Christ whether by blood or by the cross using old testament only?
  • Jill Jones - in Reply on Matthew 10
    Yes... Please
  • Michael - in Reply on Matthew 10
    Isaiah 53:10 "Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand."

    According to this verse, it was the Messiah's soul (or life; Hebrew word is nephesh) that was made an offering for sin.

    Leviticus 17:11 "For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul."

    According to this verse, the life (or soul; Hebrew word is nephesh) is in the blood. Therefore, by shedding his blood, the Messiah shed his perfect life (or soul) to atone for the sin of mankind.
  • Carl Daubenspeck on Matthew 10
    In the question of how many disciples did Yeshua have, it is well over 70 if you READ the WORD instead of being "taught" it by jack legged preachers looking to change the WORD for their own benefit. There were only 12 He called to be Apostles at that time. But He sent out 70 others.
  • Carl - in Reply on Matthew 10:1
    I am so sorry to hear about your situation, it is very sad. But keep on praying. You have the right approach to not fight yourself, but let God do the fighting for you.

    Romans 8:31 "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?"

    1 John 4:4 "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."

    God bless.
  • Olga - in Reply on Matthew 10
    thank you for your kindness, I still fighting for hope and improve myself everyday.
  • Staci on Matthew 10
    Is suicide a sin ?
  • Suicide by Believers - in Reply on Matthew 10
    As for your question, let me reassure you that suicide is not an unforgivable sin. Therefore, IF a true believer commits suicide, though their life ended with a sin under tragic circumstances, they are still saved by the blood of Christ. The grace of God through the death and resurrection of Christ covers all sins past, present, and future. A sin that ends your life is no more potent than one that doesn't. God's grace is more powerful and covers it all. So, rest assured that __is in the presence of the Lord. The apostle Paul is clear on this in Philippians 1:21-23. He says that when we depart from the body (death) we are then with Christ. This goes for all Believers, not just ones that didn't commit suicide.
  • Carl Daubenspeck - in Reply on Matthew 10
    Grace is for the here and now. To get us by as we come into the full knowledge of His Truth. Grace is not so we can do as we think to do without any discipline from the Almighty. When we contemplate suicide we are removing Him from the throne and we sit in His place. No, Suicide is never a good thing and IMHO is not forgivable because you have just ended His reign in your life and taken on the authority we do not have.

    But hey, do what you "FEEL" good about cuz that is the way of the "new" church.
  • Lou Contino on Matthew 10
    Seeking in Scripture this morning attempting to discern through God's Holy Spirit Verse 10 where Jesus says on the back of the verse "nor yet staves;". Why did He use the word "yet" to the disciples? What was left for the Disciples to receive later but The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit could be likened to a Stave, for doesn't one lean upon a stave? Doesn't one who is weak rely upon a staff to rest upon? And doesn't The Holy Spirit in Psalm 23 Verse 4 say of Jesus Himself saying "Thy Rod (Word) and Thy Staff (Spirit?) they comfort me."

    Now throughout the Old Testament everywhere else, I find no reference of The Holy Spirit as a Staff only that of a wooden walking stick to rest upon. And in Mark 6:8 Jesus commanded " 'save' a staff only," here referring to a staff of wood to lean or rest upon when walking or standing. So what of the meaning of 'yet' and 'save' in each Gospel? So I am at a crossroads in my mind and must pray to Christ for discernment. If you desire to assist, feel free. Peace.
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 10
    I'm afraid that I would have to leave you to search for & consider the 'other' meanings of 'staff & stave' & find answers, as I can only read these passages as given - as instructions to the disciples on what they should take with them in their ministry.

    In Matthew chapter 10 verse 9, they were told to not to carry 'cash', rather to trust God to meet their daily needs. In verse 10, they should not be burdened with extra baggage, but to go just as they were & to trust God when their sandals wore out or another need arose. The word 'staves' are used elsewhere in the Gospels along with 'swords'. When those people approached Jesus to arrest him, some came with swords & others 'staves', or sticks. It could be that whether some of the disciples used 'staves' as for support/help in their journeyings or to fend off undesirables, Jesus is saying that these things were unimportant, rather the urgent ministry to the "lost sheep of the house of Israel".

    Sorry that I can't help you with your enquiry - I don't go in much for allegorizing, unless indicated in the Scriptures. I generally understand the Scriptures as given unless there is a spiritual meaning intended (as in the parables) or veiled in abstract forms (as in the Book of Revelation).
  • Lou Contino - in Reply on Matthew 10
    I believe you are correct. After more praying, I see that staff is exactly that, a staff. The confusion I had with Matthew wasn't there with Mark and certainly not in Hebrews or elsewhere used in the old testament. No allegory at all, crystal clear as a staff is a stick. Matthews verse threw me because it said " nor yet" before staff. But 'yet' is likened to 'though' same as 'save' in Marks verse is likened to 'though or only or but'. So as you said it is what is stated. Thank you for your response. Peace.
  • Ernest Hines on Matthew 10
    Was the Gift of the Holy Spirit promised by Adonai ,and sent back by Jesus Christ at Pentecost : afterwards accomplished by the laying on of hands by a qualified Christian/s ?

    Or, does a Christian receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit automatically upon being Born Again ?

    What say you.

    Thank You
  • Chris - in Reply on Matthew 10
    I believe that one who has truly repented for his sins, receiving the salvation of Jesus through faith in the Blood, is born again by the Spirit of God. That being the case, then the reception of the Spirit must be in residence that person's life because it is the Spirit's Work alone, & the new child in Christ is sealed (or, marked) as God's property. And this sealing is God's guarantee that we belong to Him unto "the redemption of the purchased possession" ( Ephesians 1:13,14).

    This then has to be the experience of every child of God & the presence & working of the Spirit in him, will produce many ways of confirmation to our hearts. It could be an outward manifestation of a spiritual Gift or an inward witness of that Divine indwelling. In Acts chapter 2, we read of the very first reception of the Holy Spirit upon the new Church, with the evidence of speaking in other languages as witness to both speaker & hearer. Then in Acts chapter 8 we see that the laying of hands was required for the Christians in Samaria, who believed on Jesus through Philip's preaching, but had not received the Holy Spirit. Peter & John went to them that they too might receive the Spirit. All this happened to the fledgling Church as it was being established on Christ's Sacrifice, His teaching & that of the apostles.

    But in Acts chapter 10, Cornelius & others who heard the Word brought to them by Peter, had the Holy Spirit come upon them, even while Peter was still preaching, as they then spoke in other tongues. Or, when the Ethiopian Eunuch was baptised by Philip, no mention is made about the Ethiopian receiving the Spirit. So, it seems that in the establishment of the Church & with the apostles present, God at times used them to minister the Spirit to believers. But today, with the Church now grounded in the Word, matured in Christ & with no apostolic presence, the Spirit is given liberally to all who are truly born again, who call upon the Lord in faith.
  • Trish Western on Matthew 10:35
    Hello, My question is: In Psalms 37:11; 29 it speaks of the righteous and the meek will inherit the earth.

    Also Mathew 5:5 Jesus said "Happy are the meek for they will inherit the earth."

    If Christian's are to go to heaven when they die, how is it they will inherit the earth?

    Also is the Old Testament primarily for the Jews?

    Is the NT for the Jews and Gentiles?

    What does it mean in Ezekiel 18:20 "The soul that sinneth it shall die? Does this mean there's no life after we die? Same with Ecclesiastes 9:5,6 "The living at least know they will die, but the dead know nothing. They have no further reward, nor are they remembered.

    6 Whatever they did in their lifetime-loving, hating, envying-is all long gone. They no longer play a part in anything here on earth. NLT

    I was once a Jehovah Witness and I've come to realise they don't practise the Truth. So please help me try to understand what the true message if the gospel is.

    I have many more questions, but it will take time to understand it all

    Thanks Trish Western
  • Bendito Palavra - in Reply on Matthew 10:35
    In Revelation chapter 21 we see the new Jerusalem, "coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband", and "Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God." So in the end, heaven and earth will be together. The meek, in and by Jesus Christ, inherit it all.

    The Old Testament was given to Israel and they were supposed to be a witness to the world:

    Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations. ( 1 Chronicles 16:24)

    It was also given for us to learn the ways of the LORD by it:

    Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. ( 1 Corinthians 10:11)

    The New Testament is for the world to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ whereby whosoever will come unto him shall be saved.

    The soul that sinneth, it shall die:

    For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.( Romans 6:23)

    There is a second death:

    And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. ( Revelation 21:6-8)

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