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43. Await my return—Matthew 24:42-44
Matthew 24:42-44 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Be Ready for His Coming
42 “So be alert [give strict attention, be cautious and active in faith],
for you do not know which day [whether near or far]
your Lord is coming.
43 But understand this: If the head of the house had known
what time of the night the thief was coming,
he would have been on the alert and would not have
allowed his house to be broken into.
44 Therefore, you [who follow Me] must also be ready;
because the Son of Man is coming at an hour when
you do not expect Him.
Render unto Caesar—Matthew 22:19-21
Matthew 22:19-21 Amplified Bible (AMP)
19 Show me the coin used for the poll-tax.” And they brought Him
a denarius [a day’s wage].
20 And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?”
21 They said, “[[a]The Emperor Tiberius] Caesar’s.”
Then He said to them, “Then pay to Caesar the things
that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.”
17 And these signs will accompany those who believe:
by using my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
6 But he gives all the more grace; therefore it says,
“God opposes the proud,
but gives grace to the humble.”
your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith and showing the
proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves. Do you not yourselves realize and
know [thoroughly by an ever-increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you—
unless you are [counterfeits] disapproved on trial and rejected?
3 For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
2 Those who think they know something do not yet know anything as they should
26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?”
27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”
28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”