Monthly Archive: October 2016


Luke 19-20

Daily Reading Luke 19-20 Daily Thought Given a choice between riches and God, the man clung to his wealth, and Jesus observed, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God” (Luke 18:25). The disciples were shocked, because in […]


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 […]


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 […]


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). “wealth” [welth] -noun a great quantity or store of money, valuable possessions, property, or other riches. an abundance or profusion […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]

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