A certain ruler asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good – except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 148 – Commentary Luke 5:17-20 – Should we help strangers and enemies?
One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat, and tried to take […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 133 – Commentary Luke 4:1 – How do we fight temptation?
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. (Luke 4:1) In Karen Kingsbury’s Baxter family novels, self-righteous, unforgiving Luke barely speaks to his sister, Ashley, because she conceived her son, Cole, out of wedlock. […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 115 – Commentary Luke 2:16-20 – How does your heart react to Jesus’ birth?
So, they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all […]
Day 96 – Luke 1:11-13 – Should you pray for your future generations?
Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 89 – Commentary Romans 15:17-21 – What is the foundation of Jesus?
Therefore, I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God. I will not venture to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me in leading the Gentiles to obey God by what I have said and done – by the power of signs and miracles, through the power of the Spirit. So […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 77 – Commentary Romans 12:14-21 – How should a Christian respond to bullying? persecution?
Day 77 – Romans 12:14-21 – How should a Christian respond to bullying? persecution? Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Don’t be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do […]