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Spinning Flowers and Anxiety

Lilies don’t spin. But what does that have to do with anything? I’ve read Matthew several times, but for some reason I’ve never pursued exactly what is meant when Jesus says that the lilies don’t “spin.” Matthew 6:28–29 Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They neither labor nor spin, but I tell […]

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Disciples: Salt for Trampling (Matthew 5:13)

I’m reading Matthew 5:13 differently tonight. The UBS Greek New Testament groups Matthew 5:13-16 together under the heading “Salt and Light.” The NA27 does not group the verses together this way. It seems to me that verse 13 is as related to verses 11-12 as it is verses 14-16. Explanation Matthew 5:11-13 11 μακάριοί ἐστε ὅταν ὀνειδίσωσιν […]