Day 12 and Chapter 12 of Luke
Life is a balancing act and at times I do so wish I had more hours in the day. I do have all my notes from my December reading of Luke and just need to find that balance of getting it out to you my readers.
As I continue on day 12 of December 2019 from Luke 12, I am reminded how Jesus warns us about hypocrisy and leaven. Jesus is teaching about the law and for those who don’t follow the law they will be held accountable. We read about the Pharisees who know the law but are not abiding to it. Do you know Pharisees in your life?
From Websters Dictionary of 1828 – hypocrisy: the assuming of a false appearance of virtue or religion; a deceitful show of a good character, in morals or religion; a counterfeiting of religion. The word leaven: Any thing which makes a general change in the mass. It generally means something which corrupts or depraves that with which it is mixed. This would mean the word unleavened is made without.
Luke 12:2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
We know God’s word is our truth and our set of standard to live by, so why do so many not follow his truths nor live by his standards. One very simple reason, you are not in his word every day to understand his truths and standards. How will you come to know those who are full of hypocrisy or full of leaven if you don’t know God’s word. From my studies, I understand the devil is like a lion coming to seek who he can devour.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
From my studies, I understand God takes care of all our needs just as he does the sparrow.
Luke 12:6-7 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? 7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.
From my studies, I understand our treasures are to be those which will be stored in heaven not here on earth. We come into the world with nothing physical and leave this world with nothing physical. However, we can build our treasures for heaven.
Matthew 6:20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.
And if you do not know what treasures I am referring to, then start reading God’s word and find out his truths, set of standards and what blessings he wants to pour out on us as long as we abide in him.
John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
From my studies we are to pray without ceasing.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
May you continue to prepare your hearts to knowing the truth about Jesus and lean not unto your own understanding but search the living word of God.
Thank you for reading day twelve of my journey through the book of Luke.
Come let us adore him.