Matthew 19:13-15 Text Comment v.13 The disciples seemed to feel that Jesus was too important to be bothered with little children. The term that Matthew uses refers to children in general, of any age. Luke tells us in his account of this same incident that there were very little children among these brought to Jesus, […]
Moses and Aaron’s first interview with the Egyptian king, the Pharaoh, had gone badly. He had not only refused to accede to Moses’ request that he allow Israel to take a three day journey into the desert, but had, in response, punishe…
Matthew 19:1-12 Text Comment The phrase “When Jesus had finished saying these things” is Matthew’s typical way of ending a teaching section and beginning a new narrative section. Remember Matthew organizes his Gospel in alternating sections of teaching and narrative. However, in the narrative sections, as in this new one, there is a good bit […]
Moses and Aaron have returned to Egypt with a commission from God. We know what they are to say and we know, in a very general way, what is going to happen because in 3:19-20 the Lord has already told Moses that Pharaoh is going to be…
Matthew 18:21-35 After a pause of several weeks for Palm Sunday and Easter, we return to our studies in the Gospel of Matthew. Text Comment v.21 The previous discussion of the sins of Christian brothers left unanswered the practical question: how many times may a brother – that is, a fellow follower of Jesus – […]
We have completed the momentous conversation that the Lord had with Moses at the burning bush. The stage has been set for Moses’ encounter with the Egyptian court.
Remember, Jethro is another name for …