Matthew: These “many” that Jesus refers to in this verse remind me of “good ole Yankees” – you know, the ones who keep a mental record of favors done, gifts given, money lent. These “many” can tell you exactly what they did for the LORD, when they did it, and what it cost them. Read 1 Corinthians chapter 13 to find out how they should feel. These poor souls can’t seem to see just how much Jesus gave and gave up to reclaim them.
Gospel: Matthew 7:22-27
New Testament: Ephesians 2:1-10
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 2:1-10