Bible: Matthew 10:32-40

10:32Whoever, then, acknowledges 1  me before people, I will acknowledge 2  before my Father in heaven. 10:33 But whoever denies me before people, I will deny him also before my Father in heaven.

Not Peace, but a Sword

10:34Do not think that I have come to bring 3  peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace but a sword. 10:35 For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, 10:36 and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household. 4 

10:37Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 10:38 And whoever does not take up his cross 5  and follow me is not worthy of me. 10:39 Whoever finds his life 6  will lose it, 7  and whoever loses his life because of me 8  will find it.

Rewards

10:40Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. 9 

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