Matthew 7 Outline
– Passing judgment on others (Matthew 7:1-6)
– Receive from God by asking him (Matthew 7:7-12)
– Enter the kingdom of heaven through the narrow gate (Matthew 7:13-14)
– Bearing fruits for the kingdom of God (Matthew 7:15-23)
– Building your foundation on a rock (Matthew 7:24-29)
Matthew 7 Bible Study
In Matthew 7:1-6, Jesus said we should not judge others and talk behind them. If you notice someone committing a fault, you should approach him and tell him about it. In this way, the person can be edified and led back to God. Before you go and judge others, you must make sure that you are not committing the same fault as well. Matthew 7:6 means that we should not spend time in reproving someone who mock the scripture because they will be stubborn in listening. Instead, we should spend time in reproving people who are wise and will readily accept the message.
In Matthew 7:7-12, Jesus said that anyone who asks will find. When you ask God for something in prayer, you must believe that God will do it for you. You must be patient in your prayer to God.
In Matthew 7:13-14, the wide gate is the path that most people choose. The narrow gate is the path that less people choose. Many people are unable to inherit eternal life because they did not obey God’s commandment fully. If you want to enter into the kingdom of God, you must be faithful in obeying the commandment of God.
In Matthew 7:15-19, Jesus warned his disciples about false prophets. False prophets often like to act as if they are the real servants of God. However, you can discern whether he is a real or false prophet by his deed. Before accepting someone else’s preaching, you should examine the scripture to see if what he says is consistent with the Bible. If what the preacher preaches is inconsistent with the Bible, he is a false prophet. Followers that did not bear fruits for the kingdom of God will be condemned in hell.
In Matthew 7:21-23, in order to enter into the kingdom of God, we must obey every commandment in the Bible. If you break a commandment in the Bible, you can get condemned into hell.
In Mathew 7:24-29, Jesus said that anyone who heed his teachings is a wise person who build his foundation on a rock. On the contrary, anyone who heed Jesus’ teachings but did not do them is a foolish person whose foundation will not stand when trial comes. We must act out what Jesus teaches us to do in the Bible.