The Bible Says Commentary on the Book of Matthew
Jesus leaves Galilee for the last time and goes south toward Jerusalem where He will be crucified, to the area known as Judea beyond the Jordan. Pharisees there try to ensnare Him in a controversy about the practice of divorce and the Law of Moses. Jesus undermines their trap. Jesus rebukes His disciples for discouraging children from being brought to Him. A rich man asks Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life, but departs disappointed with His answer. This prompts Jesus to teach His disciples about entering the kingdom. Peter is concerned that he won’t make it in despite leaving everything. Jesus assures him that everyone who has forsaken their own lives for His sake will not lose their reward.