The range of teaching in this chapter is hard to digest in one reading; in fact it hard to digest in one lifetime!
I have had many times in my relatively long life (today I am 68) when the future has been uncertain. I have had about 20 jobs over 5 career paths, which will probably become the norm for most people in a world that is changing so fast. So there have been many times when I have worried about what will happen next. But looking back I know I need not have worried.
Jesus urges us to stand up for Him in all our daily activities. But most of us acknowledge that we don’t always do this as robustly as we should, and we must ask his forgiveness for our failings here. The ‘unforgivable sin’ mentioned in the passage…
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