Matthew Chapter 7

Seven can stand for perfection.

The seventh Hebrew letter that corresponds to chapter seven is “Zayin”. This letter can stand for the focal point of sustenance and struggle. There are spiritual aspects especially in creation and also dealing with G-d‘s guidance in all areas of life.

Chapter 7 is a continuation of Yeshua’s famous Sermon on the Mount.

Matt 7:1-2 Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

This is not against correct judgment. He is only saying if you expect perfection from others then G-d will Judge you by the same measure. If you are not perfect you better watch out.

If we judge others over the past and yet turn around and treat them the same way - what is our judgment?

I will not allow hatred for my fellow man to control and destroy me. That is exactly what it would do. G-d is quite capable of dealing with them justly.

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; G-d is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, he will also reap.

Notice Yeshua tells us that we will be judged with the same severity that we will judge others. We should think about this when ever we begin to judge others.

Matt 7:3-5 "And why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? "Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' and behold, the log is in your own eye? "You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.

This is talking about hypocritical people who enforce a judgment against you that they themselves do not keep from breaking.

Matt 7:6 "Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

This is the reason Yeshua did not do miracles for unbelievers. We are to be careful in discussing holy things before unholy men.

There are many who would like to disrupt our group and distract us from our study of G-d’s holy word. Asking honest questions, or offering a difference of opinion is okay. But arguing with an unbeliever, or allowing them to mock the study of G-d’s word is not acceptable.

Matt 7:7-11 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. "For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened. "Or what man is there among you, when his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone? "Or if he will ask for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!”

Man must work by the sweat of his brow and only then will you get to eat.

Genesis 3:19 By the sweat of your face You shall eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return.

G-d still has control over the fruit that the world provides. He always provides for our sustenance. He provides all our needs, not all our wants.

Matt 7:12 "Therefore, however you want people to treat you, so treat them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

This is commonly referred to as “The Golden Rule”.

Versions of “the Golden Rule” existed before Yeshua. They all, however, had a negative slant to them. Example: “What is hateful to yourself do not to someone else.” Rabbi Hillel.

Yeshua made it a positive command, summarizing the entire Tanakh.

Matt 7:13-14 "Enter by the narrow gate; for the gate is wide, and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter by it. "For the gate is small, and the way is narrow that leads to life, and few are those who find it.

Enter the higher form of Sabbath rest. Rest from the Struggle of receiving eternal life on your own merit. Rest in what G-d provides through the Messiah.

There is only one way to heaven (Other world). G-d has rules when it comes to how to get there.

Many are under the false impression that we will all get to heaven someday, and that there are various paths to get there. This is not the case. Yeshua says there is one way, one path, and SADLY few will find it.

John 14:6 Yeshua (Jesus) said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by Me.

The broad pathway leads to eternal separation from G-d.