Monthly Archive: October 2017

31
Oct

Luke 17-18

Daily Reading Luke 17-18 Daily Thought The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: “God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector” (Luke 18:11). The question is not, “Am I as good as my neighbor?’ He is; he is better. “I fast twice a […]

30
Oct

Luke 14-16

Daily Reading Luke 14-16 Daily Thought Jesus told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor… (Luke 14:7-8) Nolan Ryan, an outstanding baseball player, let […]

29
Oct

Luke 12-13

Daily Reading Luke 12-13 Daily Thought Then Jesus said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” (Luke 12:15). Dictionary.com: “wealth” [welth] -noun a great quantity or store of money, valuable possessions, property, or other riches. an abundance or profusion […]

28
Oct

Luke 10-11

Daily Reading Luke 10-11 Daily Thought “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters” (Luke 11:23). In or out and all or nothing. A lawyer asks Jesus how to receive eternal life, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and […]

27
Oct

Luke 8-9

Daily Reading Luke 8-9 Daily Thought Teacher and student share the task of the classroom, and both are responsible for its success. “A sower went out to sow his seed,” Jesus begins a lesson, “and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and some fell on the rock, and some fell among thorns, and […]

26
Oct

Luke 6-7

Daily Reading Luke 6-7 Daily Thought He pointed at the guy and said, “There but for the grace of God go I,” and I wondered if he was more proud he was not than humbled he could be. A crowd of people gathered to hear Jesus, and he “came down with them and stood on […]

25
Oct

Luke 4-5

Daily Reading Luke 4-5 Daily Thought Jesus went from baptism to battle, assaulted by Satan in the wilderness. “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread” (Luke 4:3). Satan’s challenge seemed reasonable, Jesus had not eaten for forty days, but hunger hid the temptation which was to clutch again his […]

24
Oct

Luke 2-3

Daily Reading Luke 2-3 Daily Thought The Son of God, by whom “all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities” (Colossians 1:16), was “wrapped in swaddling cloths and laid in a manger” (Luke 2:7). Jesus would grow up and learn reading, writing, and […]

23
Oct

Luke 1

Daily Reading Luke 1 Daily Thought Luke, in writing his gospel of Jesus Christ, was careful to interview “those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses” (Luke 1:1), which includes Zechariah, perhaps Elizabeth, and Mary, her cousin. Zechariah and Mary were each visited privately by an angel foretelling two miraculous births. To Zechariah and Elizabeth, childless, […]

22
Oct

Mark 15-16

Daily Reading Mark 15-16 Daily Thought The chief priests and the Hebrew council stood before Pilate, the Roman Prefect of Judea, and accused Jesus of any crime they thought might stick; the most damaging his claim to be King of the Jews. “Have you no answer to make? See how many charges they bring against […]

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