24 Days and Chapters in Luke – 11

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Day 11 of Luke Chapter 11

Jesus teaches how to pray and not what to pray.

  • Our Father and thy will be done (Webster’s Dictionary 1828 defines will as: Divine determination; moral purpose or counsel) be done – this doesn’t mean my wants or foolish ways but our heavenly Father’s.

Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

  • Give us day by day our daily bread – this doesn’t say more than or less than but simple daily. For me this means to trust, obey and be committed by faith God will provide daily.

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

  • Forgive us of our sins and we are to forgive others of their sins against us.

Matthew 6: 14  For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

  • Deliver us from evil

If you have studied your bible you know the children of Israel ask God over and over again to deliver them from evil.

Judges 10:15 And the children of Israel said unto the LORD, We have sinned: do thou unto us whatsoever seemeth good unto thee; deliver us only, we pray thee, this day.”

Then God sends his only begotten son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins and the sins of the world, so we have eternal life with him, as long as you believe and repent of your sinful ways.

Galatians 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:”

  • Lead us not into temptation – we have a choice to do right or wrong. Just as we have a choice to take the free gift of salvation. Just as Jesus had a choice to die on the cross for our sins.  He did this because of his love for us and so that none should perish or go to hell or live apart from God.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

Praying will –

  • keep us from temptation
  • keep us in God’s will
  • keep us feed
  • keep us humble to give God all the honor and glory.

Protection from evil

Reprove our hearts

Admonish our faults and wrong practices

Yearn for others to know Jesus

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 eleven of my journey through the book of Luke.

Come let us adore him.

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24 Day and Chapters of Luke – 10

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Day 10 and Chapter 10 of Luke

Continuing with living by God’s standards and not ours.

vs. 16

He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.

Thinking about the world we live in, I know without a doubt Satan realizes his time is short and Christ will be coming any day.  We read in Numbers how not living in God’s will or standards what the outcome in life will be.

Numbers 15:31

Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.

 

II Thessalonians 1:6-12

Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; 7And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; 10When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. 11Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: 12That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

But Praise God, for his living word and the standards we have to live by and for Jesus Christ to save those from eternal hell.

1 John 5:2

Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. 2By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 3For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. 4For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. 5Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

In verse 25, we read a question by a lawyer, and in verse 27 the answer which was known by the lawyer, and Jesus confirms this as truth in verse 28. What a joy to understand yet another standard for us to live by in order to be right in God’s will:

And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

We then come to the story of Martha and Mary in verses 38 though 42 – which I have blogged about previously and encourage you to take a peek:

https://willow10326.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/living-a-mary-or-a-martha-life

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 ten of my journey through the book of Luke.

Come let us adore him.

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24 Days and Chapters of Luke – 6

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Day 6 – Chapter 6 of Luke

Is it lawful? As I proceed in my study of Luke, I am yet reminded why it is so important to read God’s word. It seems we are living in days of confusion and what is right is now wrong and what was wrong is now right.  Wow, I have to admit I am scared at the thought of my children’s children growing up in a world which seems to be heading more and more to untruth’s. I can only continue, to pray, God will open more hearts and eyes to the truth’s he has revealed to us in his living word.

Is it lawful? verse 9:

Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?

We are living in a time where men hate each other for those who take a stand for what is right. We live in a time where the truth cannot be spoken as we might offend someone. What a blessing to read the Holy Bible and know it is still so relevant for today. Just as in verse 9, the Pharisees are offended. and then we are taught by Jesus in verse 22 of Luke:

Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.

Jesus even shares with us, in verse 28, what we should do during these times:

Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

We are to bless and pray for them. Really, you want me to bless and pray for those who hate me and my love for you. Yes, child- bless and pray for them.  Why – because of John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Yes, here it is the answer found in God’s living word and his set of standards for us to live by. we are loved by God. Again, it’s so very simple but yet so many want to make it hard and complicated. So many want to see something physical today and have an attitude of show me proof.  But guess what God sent proof, in the physical, our Lord Jesus Christ and as we read the story of Jesus, in Luke, even then so many made it hard and complicated. We have fast forwarded life to 2020 and we still are in the same place.

So, yes I will continue to use God’s word as my set of standards to live by and continue to pray for others to do the same. God’s love to story to all of us is beautiful, if we just take the time to read and listen. He has promised us so much and asking for so little, a set of standards to live by.  Let’s read verse: 35

But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.

If you are willing to let Jesus be your Lord and Saviour, then God will use you to help those who do not see the truth and do not want to live by his set of standards. After all in verse 39 and 45 this becomes very clear:

And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

Are you willing to lead the blind to truth? Are you willing to bring forth God’s set of standards to live by?

Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:

He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

Will you be the one to build a strong foundation in the word of God to share his truths and set of standards in which we should all live by? God promises us if we build deep and strong on his word, we will not go wrong.

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 six of my journey through the book of Luke.

Come let us adore him.

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24 Days and Chapters of Luke – 4

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Day 4 –  in Luke Chapter 4

In today’s reading verses 1-13, the devil tempts Jesus.  What a blessing to know Jesus did not fall for any of the lies or temptations. I know way to many times I fail in this area of life and I believe the lies of Satan. It’s that human nature to want the instant life, the instant gratification, the instant answer, the instant happiness, the instant promotion and not think once of how to pray about it, work for it or wait for it.

Our thoughts even work overtime in ways of reasoning of why it’s alright. It’s alright to eat that extra piece of double chocolate cake with whipped cream and a cherry on top, since I know tomorrow I can work it off with extra exercise.  It’s fine if I don’t have the extra money to pay for this outfit, since I know I will have 30 days to pay it off and then another 30 and another to only have paid enough interest to have bought four new outfits.  It’s fine if I don’t attend church this morning, since I can go tonight. It’s fine if I don’t read my bible today, since I can read it tonight and then tonight comes and I am so exhausted from work I can only read a sentence or two and roll over to fall asleep.  Yes our temptations continue to go on and on but isn’t a blessing to know we have God’s word to help us resist temptations. We have God’s word to help us understand the standards in which he wants us to live by. We have God’s promises he will always take care of our needs and help us with temptations.  Here are only a few verses uncovered:

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.

James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Ephesians 6:11 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed [is] willing, but the flesh [is] weak.

2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Did you happen to read one of the most important aspect of these verses? Read them again and ask for God to open your heart to his truths.  Wait for it, pray about this and then….. it becomes so simple but yet so hard for us to comprehend at the same time.  Now go back to Luke 4 verses 1 through 13 and read…. how does Jesus answer the devil?

God’s word and God’s standards in Luke 4:

vs: 4 It is written..

vs: 8 it is written….

vs: 10 it is written….

vs: 12 It is said…..

And how are we?

John 15:7 if ye abide in me…..

James 4:7 submit yourselves….

Ephesians 6:11 submit yourselves……

Matthew 26:41 watch and pray…….

2 Peter 2:9 the Lord knoweth how to deliver…..

Revelation 3:10 kept the word….

Both disclose to us – actions have to happen.

What a blessing to know Jesus acted in the desert.  We can do the very same thing and by these actions our needs are met and our blessings are seen.

From our reading today in verse 13, the devil departs from Jesus for a season. We know God keeps his promises and Jesus and the devil will again meet. Until this time happens, as read in verses 18 through 43, we are to preach the gospel. And if you don’t know what this means, then search to find the answer from God’s word.

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 four of my journey through the book of Luke.

Come let us adore him.

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24 Days and the Chapters of Luke – 3

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Day 3 – Chapter 3 of Luke

Luke 3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

I rejoice in this verse since God makes it clear – all see, not just some or a few or a nation or a country or a jew or a gentile or a…. it is clearly written ALL. What a powerful verse to know we all have a choice and the same gift given to each and every one of us.  The gift of salvation but with any gift it must be received.  It’s very simple but man and the world tries to make it seems so very complicated.  If you haven’t read my blogs previously or have read a few, by now my hope is you know without a doubt, I love the story of Jesus.

Let’s dig into a few OT scriptures of Isaiah:

Isaiah 52:10

The LORD has made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

Isaiah 40:3-5

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

Jesus is baptized as we read vs. 21 and 22 of Luke 3. Here again, we read of the trinity.

For some people who state they are Christians, the trinity is either misunderstood or not even acknowledged. But for me and my limited understanding of God’s word and what he has revealed to me, the trinity although hard to comprehend since I am not God nor will I ever have the wisdom or holiness of God, the trinity is real and scripture provides this as truth in Luke 3: 22

And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.

Trinity is stated:  Holy Ghost, voice of heaven=God and I am=God, my beloved Son=Jesus

The deity of Jesus as it is written in the book of John

John 1:1, 14 and 29 and 3:16

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

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 three of my journey through the book of Luke.

Come let us adore him.

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