Control


 

the Gospel of Matthew

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Control

It is very important then that our emotions be controlled, AND that they be controlled by God.  This is why the Lord Jesus encourages us to give all of our emotions to God in love when He said: “Love the Lord your God with ALL your .”

Read Matthew 23:27 again.  In this passage we can see both the Emotions of Jesus and the Emotions of the people of Jerusalem.  According to verse 37,

How was the Hatred of the people of Jerusalem shown?  By   the and those who were sent to them.
How was the love of Jesus shown?  He loved to gather them together as a gathers her under her .
Here in this verse we see examples of the two strongest human emotions.  Hatred, which is often a result of fear, is an emotion which can rule a person’s entire life.  It will show itself in any number of ways.  It may be shown through anger, jealousy, envy, and even feelings of inferiority.  In what way did the hatred of the people of Jerusalem show itself?

The anger of the crowds as well as the teachers of the law and Pharisees was uncontrollable.  We can see this reflected in Jesus’ sharp criticism of the Jewish leaders in the Temple.  For instance:

Read Matthew 23:35.  Who was killed near the altar in front of the door to the Holy Place?
In what building did this take place?
So we know that the people who killed this man were those who lived in the city of .
Read John 8:58 and 59.  This episode from John’s gospel is a part of the Year of Passion.  It took place at the end of the Feast of Tabernacles.  What did the Jews do when Jesus declared: “I am”?

Uncontrolled emotions eventually bring harm to the person himself as well as one’s family, friends, and even to the society where that person lives.  An example of this can be seen in the prophecy that Jesus makes about the future of Jerusalem.

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I am a retired Lay Minister, acting as a prophet for God to understand the end times that is comingg and how to prepare for it.
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