Matthew 21 Verse 28 To 32 Meaning

Matthew 23 verse 33

Verse 28 What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, Son, go and work today in the vineyard. Verse 29 I will not, he answered, but later he changed his mind and went. Verse 30 Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, I will, sir, but he did not go. Verse 31 Which of the two did what his father wanted? The first, they answered. Jesus said to them, Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. Verse 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.

Verse 28 To 32 Meaning

In this parable, Jesus is talking to the priests and elders of the church. Jesus was in Jerusalem preaching in the temple when the priests and elders approached him and asked. Who has given you the authority to teach in this place?

Jesus is telling the priests and elders through this parable that God has given him the authority to teach. The priests and elders did not believe that Jesus is the son of God despite there being many prophets before speaking about the coming of Jesus and what he was going to do. They knew what had been written by the prophets but still did not believe.

Evin john the baptist had talked about the coming of Jesus to the priests and elders. They still did not believe it was Jesus.

The parable that Jesus put forward to the priests and elders is of a father which is God and his two sons. The one son obeyed his father while the other son did not.

Jesus was comparing the first son to the prostitutes and tax collectors who repented and believed in him with the second son to the priests and elders who did not repent nor believe in him.

Jesus is making a point here by what he is saying. The priests and elders of the church are the first people who should have believed, but they did not. Therefore how much faith did they even have? They were believers of men not of God.

That’s why at the end of verse 32 Jesus said to the priests and elders that the tax collectors and prostitutes will enter the kingdom of heaven before them as they repented and believed in the holy spirit and eternal life with God.

This parable also sends us a very clear message. We must repent of our sins and believe Jesus is the son of God who died for our sins. God sent all his prophets before Jesus to tell the believers and non-believers about the kingdom of heaven and what is waiting for us after we die.

Scriptures tell us how to live a righteous life and what is needed from us to enter into the kingdom of heaven.

But why do so many still not believe?

Everyone has heard about God and Jesus. Everyone knows what is right or wrong. But still, people chose the wrong path. I encourage you to pick up a bible and start to read it.

The bible is not a fantasy story of times long ago. It is the truth that reflects into our everyday lives. This is the only book in the entire world that will show you the right way to eternal life.

Matthew 21 Verse 19 To 22 Meaning

Matthew 23 verse 33

Verse 19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, May you never bear fruit again! Immediately the tree withered. Verse 20 When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. How did the fig tree wither so quickly? they asked. Verse 21 Jesus replied, I tell you the truth if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree but also you can say to this mountain, Go, throw yourself into the sea, and it will be done. Verse 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.

Verse 19 To 22 Meaning

Jesus is using the withering of the fig tree as an example of how important faith is and what blessings it holds. Unfortunately, man does doubt.

We need to focus on believing in God and faith will follow. The thing I love about the bible is that itis straight to the point. Jesus says to his disciples that with faith you will receive. Whatever we ask for in prayer we shall receive only if we believe and do not doubt.

Am I right in saying that we as humans want instant answers to our prayers? After a couple of days, we start questioning wheater God has heard our prayer? Why have we not received the answer we are looking for? We already have doubt, and our faith has diminished.

We need to have patience. We must remember that God knows what we want, even before we ask for it. God will answer our prayers in his time. He will answer them by the time we need them to be answered.

As long as you have faith he will show you something or someone will say something relating to the answer you are looking for. The more I read the bible the more faith builds in me.

What God does with me is he opens my mind and makes me be hyper-aware of what’s going on around me. When this happens then I know an answer to a question is coming soon. And I get my answer. Sometimes when I read my bible an answer to a question I asked God comes to me from the scriptures. It is so profound I can’t explain it!

God does not expect us to move mountains. He expects us to move men and women towards him. We are his shepherds shepherding the lost sheep. With faith, the sheep will follow.

Matthew 19 Verse 23 To 24 Meaning

Matthew 23 verse 33

Verse 23 Then Jesus said to his disciples, I tell you the truth. It is hard for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of heaven. Verse 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.

Verse 23 To 24 Meaning

In both of these two verses, Jesus is explaining to his disciples how a rich man will find it difficult to enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Not all rich and wealthy people are the same. There will be some that will enter the kingdom of heaven, but many will not.

The reason is money. Jesus said that you cannot follow God and money at the same time.

Unfortunately, people focus so much on making money that there is no space in their hearts or lives for God or anything else for that matter. Money becomes their God!

This is not to say that having money is bad. I believe how wisely a person uses money, defines them.

You need to first have God in one’s life, then no matter how much money a person has, that person will make the right decision regarding how to use it.

Jesus also says that it will be easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.

This is because most rich people are greedy, selfish and always want more.

These people are not prepared to give up their money as they find comfort, support, pride and internal accomplishment in what they have gained. Their biggest fear is what will happen to them if all their money is gone.

What all these people have gained and become because of money is generally the total opposite of what the scriptures tell us how to live our lives to be able to enter into the kingdom of heaven.

What Jesus is saying, is that it is virtually impossible for a rich person to give up their wealth and follow him.

I suggest to all people, rich or poor to pick up a bible and start reading it. In this book, you will find salvation and life. Amen.

Matthew 19 Verse 16 To 21 Meaning

Matthew 23 verse 33

Verse 16 Just then a man came up to Jesus and asked, Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life? Verse 17 Why do you ask me about what is good? Jesus replied. There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments. Verse 18 Which ones? he inquired. Jesus replied you shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, Verse 19 honor your father and mother, and love your neighbor as yourself. Verse 20 All these I have kept, the young man said. What do I still lack? Verse 21 Jesus answered, If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.

Verse 16 To 21 Meaning

These verses in the book of Matthew is when Jesus is explaining to a man what is needed from him to enter into eternal life.

Jesus replied to the man was saying. If you want to enter life obey the Commandments. Jesus was specific by saying do not murder, do not commit adultery, Do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother and love your neighbor as you love yourself.

These six commandments are for everyone to obey. We should not take these commandments likely. Jesus is telling us directly what is needed from us to be able to attain eternal life.

Murder is not acceptable. Adultery is not acceptable. Stealing is not acceptable. False testimony or lying is not acceptable. Not treating your mother or father with respect is not acceptable. We must treat other people as we would want them to treat us.

We have all sinned multiple times with most of these Commandments. We must stop now and ask Jesus for forgiveness. He will forgive you as he is a loving god.

Then very importantly we must make sure that we do not repeat these sins. The more one is consciously aware of how we behave, the less we will sin. The more we read the Bible, the more you receive the word of God and subconsciously you sinless.

The more you walk with God, you become aware of the bad things you were doing before. God helps you change who you are. God helps you change the way you think, react and do things. I promise you it is amazing how one’s life changes.

The man then asked Jesus. I have done all of these things you have told me what else have I not done?

Jesus answered him and said. If you want to be perfect and have treasures in heaven. Sell your possessions and give to the poor then follow me.

Here Jesus is telling us that we need to help and give to the poor. Giving softens once heart. Giving shows love and kindness and makes a person humble. This is what Jesus wants to see from us.

When we give to someone who has less than us we build up treasures in heaven. Remember when you give you will be blessed tenfold.

It is important to keep on giving. To help someone else’s life be better. Jesus also said that the poor will always be with us. We must not go through life living in a bubble with our heads stuck in the sand. Assuming that what we are doing is good enough to get us into heaven. We have to keep on striving to be better at not sinning, but rather doing the will of God.

And lastly, we need to laser focus our minds to follow God and become fisherman of men. Let the Holy Spirit shine bright through our eyes so that other people can see what you have, then those people will want what you have. Amen.