Life Applications from the Bible – Vol. 38

Life Applications from the Bible – Vol. 38

Here are some of the life applications from Matthew for the week:

Life Applications

  • Matt. 6:1-21 – This entire chapter is about deciding if you want earthly rewards or Heavenly rewards. Most of the time you can physically see the earthly rewards; that is what makes them so appealing. However, there is no comparison in what is to come when we wait for the Heavenly rewards.
    • Recognition for giving, praying, fasting, etc.
      • Earthly – People seeing you is your reward. (Temporary)
      • Heavenly – The Lord sees you in secret. (Eternal)
    • Treasures
      • Earthly – Moths and rust will destroy or thieves will steal them. (Temporary)
      • Heavenly – They will never be destroyed or stolen. (Eternal)

  • Matt. 7:13-14 – Keeping with the same theme, these scriptures talk about the broad and narrow roads. We have a choice to make.
    • Broad Road – This road appears to be easier because it is wider, and there are many people traveling on it. However, this is a road of temporary comfort. At the end is destruction.
    • Narrow Road – This road doesn’t look as appealing while we are here on earth. It is narrow with few people on it. It’s rewards are massive, but you can’t see them or even begin to understand the magnitude of them. This road may not be comfortable now, but in the end are riches in eternal life.
  • The Lord gives us specific directions to get to His house. If someone was giving you directions to a place you had never been and told you to take the narrow road to get there, would you decide that you liked the look of the broad road better, and take it? It leads elsewhere.

  • Matt. 12:12,14 – The Pharisees thought He was terrible for healing a man on the Sabbath, but they didn’t think anything was wrong with them plotting murder on the Sabbath.
    • This is a perfect example of removing the plank from your own eye.
    • We need to be extremely careful when we think badly about someone for something they did. We have to remember to examine our own lives instead.

Life Application Resources


If you have joined me recently, these weekly life applications from the Bible are examples of some of the comments I write in the Bibles I am giving to my grandchildren when they graduate. Click here to see the post where I explain this eternal gift idea.


I pray these weekly life applications help you in some way. Please share any of the life lessons you have learned this week from the Bible. The lessons we learn can hopefully help others avoid the same traps.

Have a Grace & Joy-filled day!


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“Thy Word is a Lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path.” Psalms 119:105

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