…two blind men followed along behind him, shouting,
“Son of David, have mercy on us!”
They went right into the house where he was staying,
and Jesus asked them,
“Do you believe I can make you see?”
“Yes, Lord,” they told him, “we do.”
Then he touched their eyes and said,
“Because of your faith, it will happen.”
Then their eyes were opened,
and they could see!…
“Do not judge others,
and you will not be judged.
For you will be treated as you treat others.
The standard you use in judging
is the standard by which you will be judged.
And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers
that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow,
he will certainly care for you.
Why do you have so little faith?
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else,
and live righteously,
and he will give you everything you need.
So don’t worry about tomorrow,
for tomorrow will bring its own worries.
Today’s trouble is enough for today.
…I tell you not to worry about everyday life…
Look at the birds.
They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns,
for your heavenly Father feeds them.
And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?
Don’t store up treasures here on earth,
where moths eat them and rust destroys them
and thieves break in and steal.
Store your treasures in heaven,
where moths and rust cannot destroy,
and thieves do not break in and steal.
Wherever your treasure is,
there the desires of your heart will also be.
Don’t do your good deeds publicly,
to be admired by others,
for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven.
For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
God blesses those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
“Get out of here, Satan,”
Jesus told him.
“For the Scriptures say,
‘You must worship the LORD your God
and serve only him’”