Sunday, August 7, 2022

60IN60 Day 35 - Sun Aug 7

It's Day 35 and we're in Luke 15.

Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 20 - I love how much he loved his son.

If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.

If you have a question or comment, email me at butcher@ymail.com.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

60IN60 Day 34 - Sat Aug 6

It's Day 34 and we're in Luke 14.

Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 11 - Stay humble, do God's will, and He will lift you up.

Help:
- Verse 26 - "Hate" by comparison to our love for God.  Obviously if the second greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself, it can't mean despise them.
- Verse 27 - To "carry your cross" means to be willing to make sacrifices for Christ.
- Verse 33 - This is something we have to willing to do.  If He asks material sacrifices of us, we need to be willing to do that.  It doesn't mean that we should become homeless.
- Verse 34 - This seems to mean that our faith has to have the "flavor" of all that He's asking us to do, not be a bland, generic "faith."

If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.

If you have a question or comment, email me at butcher@ymail.com.

Friday, August 5, 2022

60IN60 Day 33 - Fri Aug 5

It's Day 33 and we're in Luke 13.

Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 9 - He expects fruit.  And if not, then we weren't a real disciple.

Help:
- Verses 1-5 - The main idea here is that evil happening in our lives in not always a direct result of something sinful we've done.  (Sometimes it is.)  He directs us to use those moments of seeing bad things happen as reminders that we need to be right with God ("repent").
- Verses 6-9 - The point of this parable is that God is looking for fruit from our lives.  He is patient, but eventually if we don't produce fruit our time runs out.
- Verse 24 - This doesn't mean that people genuinely wanted to be saved by the right means but God rejected them.  It means that many want to claim a relationship with God without doing what He's said is necessary.
- Verses 25-27 - At Final Judgment, many will claim to have some connection with God, but Jesus will tell them that it wasn't a genuine one, but rather one they made up for their comfort.

If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.

If you have a question or comment, email me at butcher@ymail.com.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

60IN60 Day 32 - Thurs Aug 4

It's Day 32 and we're in Luke 12.

Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 5 - We don't have sufficient respect for God's authority.

If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.

If you have a question or comment, email me at butcher@ymail.com.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

60IN60 Day 31 - Wed Aug 3

It's Day 31 and we're in Luke 11.

Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 9 - Got a problem?  Keep asking.

Help:
- Verse 19 - His argument is basically: if I'm doing great miracles and you say it's by Satan's power, then by what power do your sons do their little miracles?
- Verses 49-50 - The idea here is that they have all the warnings of the past examples.  They are more guilty because they have so many warnings.

If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.

If you have a question or comment, email me at butcher@ymail.com.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

60IN60 Day 30 - Tues Aug 2

It's Day 30 and we're in Luke 10.

Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 21 - Their success made Him "rejoice greatly."  Our obedience and fruitfulness presumably does the same thing.

Help:
- Verse 4 - The idea here was that they were to be dependent on the Father's moment by moment provision.  As for not greeting: their mission was urgent and they need to get to the towns to preach to large crowds.
- Verse 7 - They weren't to look for "better deals" on where to stay.
- Verse 18 - The meaning of this is not certain.  It may have been that Satan was in heaven complaining to God about what Jesus was doing and God gave no ground, so Satan came back to earth ("fell to earth") defeated.
- Verse 19 - This is not a general truth.  This was true for them at that time as part of that mission.  "Don't try this at home!" ;-)

If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.

If you have a question or comment, email me at butcher@ymail.com.

Monday, August 1, 2022

60IN60 Day 29 - Mon Aug 1

It's Day 29 and we're in Luke 9.

Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 25 - One of my life verses.

Help:
- Verse 3 - They were to be dependent on God's ongoing provision.
- Verse 4 - This has to do with their lodging.  They weren't to move from house to house when they got offered a "better deal."
- Verse 23 - This means that I need to be willing to make sacrifices for the Kingdom.
- Verse 24 - This means I need to put aside my desires and pursue what Jesus is calling me to, believing that is the path to real life.
- Verse 27 - This presumably means the advent of the church at the start of the book of Acts.
- Verse 59 - The best explanation of this is that the man's father was not dead at that moment, but rather that he was asking permission to wait until his ailing father passed away and the funeral was completed.

If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.

If you have a question or comment, email me at butcher@ymail.com.