It's Day 25 and we're in Luke 11.Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 1 - For all of us who aren't particularly good at prayer or find prayer difficult, it's encouraging to know that the disciples asked Him to teach them how to pray and He didn't rebuke them for that.
- Verses 49-51 - This is tough to understand, but I take it to say something like, "You all are in an advantaged position - you have all the history of Israel to look back on and learn from. Yet, rather than learning, you're every bit the hypocrites that your forefathers were. Therefore the guilt just continues to pour out on you."
- Verse 52 - What is the "key to knowledge"? He doesn't say here. One obvious explanation would be that the key is Jesus. Another possibility, given the Pharisees' habits, was that the key is avoiding hypocrisy.
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Your Questions and Comments:
- "'You unbelieving and perverse generation Jesus replied.' The father of the demon possessed son had said in verse 40 I begged your disciples to drive out, but they could not." Was Jesus referring that the disciples did not have enough faith to drive out the demon or that the father did not have the faith it could be done? - I think it was probably directed at everybody, although I think His disciples get a lot of the brunt of it, since they were the ones unable to do the miracle.