Allowing the Teachings of Jesus to Go Deep

I’ve been spending some time reading the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). It’s more than a high moral code, it’s a search light that is truly penetrating if we’ll allow it to be. Here are some questions I will be dwelling on during my study the next few weeks:

  • Am I hungry and thirsty for righteousness? Matthew 5:6
  • Is my heart pure enough to see God? Matthew 5:8
  • Is my life giving light to all? Matthew 5:15
  • Do people give glory to the Father after observing my life? Matthew 5:16
  • Am I harboring anger toward anyone? Matthew 5:22
  • Have I insulted anyone? Matthew 5:22
  • Do I consider any other person as worthless? Matthew 5:22  
  • Is there a brother or sister that has something against me? Matthew 5:23-24
  • Is there lustful intent in my heart? Matthew 5:28
  • Is there anything in my life that is causing me to sin? Matthew 5:29-30
  • Am I resisting instead of serving evil and difficult people? Matthew 5:38-41
  • Are my possessions availabe to those in need? Matthew 5:42
  • Can I pray for my enemies? Matthew 5:44
  • Am I concerned about performing righteousness to be seen and praised by others? Matthew 6:1-2
  • Am I praying, fasting, and giving to be seen by men or to be obedient to God? Matthew 6:5-24
  • Am I serving my money or is it serving me? Matthew 6:24
  • What does my spending say about my heart’s condition? Matthew 6:21
  • Am I anxious of worried? Mattthew 6:25-34
  • Am I seeking the things of the world or God’s kingdom and righteousness first? Matthew 6:33
  • Am I conscious of the logs and specks in my eye when I look at others? Matthew 7:1-5
  • Am I holding other people to a standard that I am not willing to be held to myself? Matthe 7:1-2
  • Am I asking, seeking, and knocking for good things from heaven? Matthew 7:7-11
  • Am I looking for and desiring an easy way over the path of obedience to God? Matthew 7:13-14
  • What good fruit is coming from my life? Matthew 7:17
  • Am I doing the will of the Father? Matthew 7:21-23
  • Am I hearing and doing the words of Christ? Matthew 7:24-25

Posted on September 8, 2008, in Discipleship, Thru the Bible. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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