Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all […]
Bible Study Commentary – Day 243 – Luke 10:25-28 – Answering a question with a question.
On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he (Jesus) replied. “How do you read it?” He (the expert in the law) answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 239 – Commentary Luke 10:13-15 – Why did Jesus call down a curse?
“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 232 – Commentary Luke 9:59-60 – Should we make up excuses?
He said to another man, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:59-60) When I was in high school, a friend from my youth group asked me […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 230 – Commentary Luke 9:54-56 – Can we show love and grace when we’re angry?
When the disciples James and John saw this (the Samaritans not welcoming Jesus), they asked, “Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?” But Jesus turned and rebuked them. Then he and his disciples went to another village. Philip Yancey’s book, What’s so Amazing about Grace, tells about the […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 212 – Luke 9:12-13 – Can Christians perform miracles?
Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him and said, “Send the crowd away so they can go to the surrounding villages and countryside and find food and lodging, because we are in a remote place here. He replied, “You give them something to eat.” They answered, “We have only five loaves of bread […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 209 – Commentary Luke 9:5-6 – What should I do when I’m rejected?
If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them. So they set out and went from village to village, proclaiming the good news and healing people everywhere. (Luke 9:5-6) In Kankakee, Illinois, the Discipleship Center is a rehab center with a large greenhouse […]
Bible Study Devotional – Day 208 – Commentary Luke 9:3-4 – What makes you happy?
He told them: “Take nothing for the journey – no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town.” I have a friend in Mount Dora with multiple sclerosis (MS). She’s a preacher’s wife but also a real estate agent to make ends […]