9 – Beware

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The commands of Jesus regarding people and action to be wary of.

Read each of these verses* and make notes** for yourself.

– Are the commands of Jesus regarding people and actions to be wary of optional on a Follower-of-Jesus?

– Are you obeying the commands of Jesus regarding people and actions you should be wary of?  

– And if not, what help do you need on order to start obeying these commands?

Matthew 7:15-16

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. 

16 You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles?

Matthew 12:36

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

Matthew 15:10-11

10 And he called the people to him and said to them, “Hear and understand: 

11 it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”

Mark 7:14-23

14 And he called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand:

15 There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.” 

17 And when he had entered the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable. 

18 And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, 

19 since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 

20 And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. 

21 For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 

22 coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 

23 All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”

Mark 8:15

And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”

Mark 12:38-40

38 And in his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces 

39 and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 

40 who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

Luke 12:1

In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

Luke 12:15

And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.”

Luke 20:45-47

45 And in the hearing of all the people he said to his disciples, 

46 “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and love greetings in the marketplaces and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, 

47 who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

Luke 21:34-36

34 “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. 

35 For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 

36 But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

 

*Scripture Verses – Beware English Standard Version

**Sample Notes – Beware

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