It's Day 29 and we're in Luke 15.
A tool for your reading that can be useful is a study Bible. A study Bible is just a Bible that has notes in it to help explain some of the harder passages. If you don't have one and would like me to recommend one, just let me know. I'd be happy to suggest a few good ones.
Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 32 - "had to celebrate" - There is something so wonderful about a lost child coming home that you're compelled to celebrate.
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- "I basically disagree with your comment regarding these verses [Luke 14:12-14]. Though we, as an American society, do not tend to invite the disenfranchised people into our homes; we seldom invite anyone into our homes for banquets or receptions. We do "invite" them with dinners (like those for Project Goal), for meals (like the free ones provided by the church across from Wendy's), and by taking them to Wendy's and other places for a meal. If part of what you meant is that we fail to make a personal connection during a meal, then I agree that is all too often true and applies to everyone, not just the disenfranchised. (As evidenced by fewer meals at home with company, the groups of people you can see at a restaurant texting rather than conversing, etc." - We actually don't disagree much on this issue. I agree that we do some meals as a church or as an outreach. That is obviously a good thing and a good first step. I think that ultimately what these verses have in mind is something more personal. There is enormous meaning and power in inviting someone into our home to eat at our table with us. I agree with you that in our culture we don't do that as often as we used to, but perhaps this is another area where to obey the Bible's teaching we need to be unlike the culture around us.