Verses of Matthew 25


Matthew 25:45 Commentary - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Verse 45

Our Savior teaches, by the preceding instructions, that a heart of kindness and compassion, and a sincere regard for the welfare and happiness of others, totally diverse from the spirit of unfeeling selfishness which reigns generally in the world, is necessary to prepare us for heaven. By what means past sins were to be remitted, and the human heart formed into the new image which he thus describes, was more fully explained by his apostles, after he had risen. In fact, in all our Savior's conversation and instructions, it seems to have been his design simply to bring this image of moral excellence to view, and to give it a permanent and conspicuous position before mankind. This was a necessary preliminary step. The way was afterwards revealed, through the writings and preaching of the apostles, by which this new spiritual condition was to be attained,--viz., by reliance upon the death of Christ, as an expiation for past sins, and upon the power of the Divine Spirit to work the great change in the desires and tendencies of the soul.

Verses of Matthew 25


Consult other comments:

Matthew 25:45 - Abbott's Illustrated New Testament

Matthew 25:45 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Matthew 25:45 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Matthew 25:45 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Matthew 25:45 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Matthew 25:45 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Matthew 25:45 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Matthew 25:45 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Matthew 25:45 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Abbott's Illustrated New Testament