chronological day 293 :)

Today, we are reading John 11:38-57, Luke 17:11-37and Luke 18:1-8 . I have a few highlights today, but it’s hard to keep these little entries short sometimes! 

Luke 17:11-19 – the ten lepers were cleansed (healed) AS they went: as/while they were obedient.  Their healing came hand in hand with their obedience.

Luke 17:19-37 (I like 17:37 in the MSG: “where the body is, there the eagles will be”).  I think that means that as a carcass would draw vultures, the unrepentant will draw God’s judgement. In any case, “the action will begin around” the body of Christ. I wish we had time to stay here for a little bit together – what do you think?

In Luke 18, I think that Jesus is teaching us that persistence in prayer creates purity in prayer. If a man could be worn down, wouldn’t God desire to work on our behalf even more? After getting this far, haven’t we seen the persistence of God, how He pursues HIs creation?  Ask and persist after godliness.

I like that Jesus prayed aloud in John 11. Hearing Jesus say this out loud must have been powerful:

Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.  I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me” John 11:41-42

In this way, Jesus made sure that people connected the prayer to Lazarus’ resurrection. 

Now we are already at the plot to kill Jesus:

“So from that day on they made plans to put him to death. Jesus therefore no longer walked openly” John 11:53-54

Does anyone feel the same way I feel?  How are we at the plot to kill Jesus already, we only just got Him.  

A little p.s. this morning: I find it so sad that Jesus could no longer walk openly.  It wasn’t out of fear (Jesus was not afraid to fulfill His destiny), it was out of making sure everything happened in order and at the right time.  It also makes me think about today: if I we are not displaying Jesus openly in our lives, what is the reason?  I’ll help: we do not have time to hide our faith – be ready to share Jesus now!

 

One thought on “chronological day 293 :)

  1. Ralph Madrigal says:

    Amen! Share Jesus and teach what we’ve learned from daily reading and our pastors. I love to write down what I’ve learned and keep it near me for review on my alone time when everyone is asleep for the day. What captures me today is once the leper’s were healed Jesus sent them on their way and they were obedient in doing so but the one samaritan came back to thank him. The Bible clearly wanted us to know that this man was not of Jewish descent so were the other nine Jews? Also in the past our pastor (good memory) mentioned the leper’s were outcast usually hanging out in groups outside the city gates begging for food and water and money. So this comradely was broken when they were healed. Today’s take-a-way, if you go through a storm and had your family or friends there, you don’t owe them anything for being there but don’t lose the closeness. You suffered together, it’s only right you praise GOD together and not be the lone Samaritan. He surely had faith didn’t he?

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