Tuesday, January 14, 2020

60IN60 Day 9 - Tues Jan 14

It's Day 9 and we're in 1 Kings 17.

Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verses 18, 20 - How often our first instinct is to blame God.

- Verse 1 - Ahab is the king.

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.

Your Questions and Comments: 
- "Luke 7:18-20 Had Jesus already been baptized by John at this point? If so, I always assumed that John knew He was Jesus the Messiah on the baptism day." - Good question.  Yes, Jesus was baptized early in His ministry by John the Baptist, so this is much later.  So why did John send some of his disciples to Jesus to ask these questions?  Note where John is at this point.  He's in prison.  Almost certainly he had ideas about the Messiah that were similar to most Jews of that day.  The Messiah would come, drive out Rome, and restore Israel to prominence and power.  When John was arrested, he probably thought to himself, "Now it's about to happen - this is beginning of the uprising."  Yet he just ended up sitting in prison while Jesus continued to go from town to town teaching and healing.  John likely thought, "This isn't the way the Messiah is supposed to act - he's supposed to show up and take over!"  Finally, he sends some of his disciples to Jesus (v. 19) to essentially ask, "Hey, are you the Messiah or not?  Are you going to get on with taking over?"  Jesus, in response, tell the messengers from John, "I'm doing Messiah stuff - healing, preaching to the poor, etc." (vv. 22-23).  John was struggling with the fact that Jesus wasn't acting the way that John thought the Messiah should act.

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