Saturday, February 1, 2020

60IN60 Day 27 - Sat Feb 1

It's Day 27 and we're in Luke 13.

Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 34 - Many times these days Christians complain (justifiably) about the moral state of America.  I wonder if our attitude should be more like this verse - pained longing, rather than our usual righteous finger-pointing.

- Verse 24 - This is not saying there are many who want to enter the Kingdom and have done everything they should have but God will not let them in.  Rather, it's saying there are many who will presume that they're ok with God only to have God confront them with the fact that they haven't done what God said was necessary to enter the Kingdom.  See Matthew 7:13-14 for a similar passage.  Those Matthew verses are then followed by a lot of talk about how essential it is to actually obey the teaching of Christ.  I think a similar idea is at play here: there are a lot of people who claim to love God, but who are not obeying the teaching of Christ in their lives.  They will "seek to enter" when they get to heaven, but "will not be able" because they didn't do what Jesus said to do.

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Your Comments and Questions:
- "Luke 9:41. Is Jesus rebuking the disciples here?" - Yes, although I think he's also rebuking the crowd for their unbelief as well.

- "Luke 9:44. Why bring it up if it's going to be hidden from them?" - Even though they didn't comprehend Jesus' prediction of His death, it was important that He tell them ahead of time.  That way, after the death and resurrection were over and they finally did understand, they could look back and know that Jesus had known this was the plan all along.  It would give them more confidence in Jesus.

- "Luke 9:61-62. No goodbye to family?  Is this considered an actual event or a teaching parable?" - I think this was an actual event in that moment.  It doesn't mean, though, that is how it always happens.  I think in that moment Jesus was trying to emphasize the urgency of the call.

- "Luke 10:1. Who are the 70?" - They are the larger group of disciples who Jesus was preparing for ministry.  We don't have most of their names.  Jesus had the 3 disciples He was the closest to, the 12 disciples that were the part of the inner circle, and then a larger 70 (or 72, depending on the translation) who He was discipling as well.

- "Luke 10:9.  The 70 can heal like the apostles?" - Yes.  Jesus sent them out on this mission with the power to heal.

- "Luke 10:13,14. So is He saying this: Bethsaida & Chorazin were so sinful that even some really great miracles performed didn't turn them?  That they were exposed to more Truth & therefore held more accountable than Tyre & Sidon?" - Yes, exactly.

- "And these blanket statements to entire cities are generalizations & not literally every soul in that city, right?" - Yes.

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