8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.”
Today’s Inspiration: Matthew 6:8 carries a deeper meaning than what we read on the surface. We always match it that we do not need to pray for our Father knows what we need before we ask Him. This is a reflection of what is quoted in Leviticus 18:3 not to do like what others do. Right through the teaching of the Beatitudes at the Sermon of the Mount Jesus challenges us to have a character completely distinct from that admired by the world.
Our righteousness is to exceed that of the scribes and pharisees both in ethical behaviour and devotion to the Lord. Their love should be greater and their ambition nobler than those of their pagan neighbours. In fact, the sermon on the Mount presents life in the kingdom of God, a fully human life that lived out under the Divine rule.
The words in Matthew 6:8 rings very clearly that we must make a difference to the lives of those who still do not know Him. We need to study deep the Bible beyond the human eye. First, we have to have an overview of the message we are reading. Then observe to see how each scripture connects to another. Then renders a key theme in the passage through short reading. Apply the message to real life. This inductive bible study can help us to draw near to God. It’s a tool to guard our hearts and minds towards Christ through His word. As the scripture says, the spirit searches all things God has revealed to us by His spirit. Therefore, as we go in depth studying the scripture, may the spirit of God reveal the deep things of God’s own self to you. God be praised.
Prayer: Lord help us to understand deeper things of who God truly is and the power of His resurrection. In Jesus’ name, Amen.