Insights on Today's Reading
Luke 10 - What is interesting at the beginning of this chapter is to understand how many more disciples were following Jesus besides the original twelve. Note verse 1 that Jesus "appointed seventy others also" to carry the Gospel to the lost. When cities showed indifference to Jesus and rejected His message He showed His righteous displeasure by making them aware that their rejection would result in their judgment. Jesus gives the great event of the "Good Samaritan" in verses 21-37 to show how even strangers are to be treated as neighbors by His disciples. Jesus then highlighted Mary's sitting at the feet of Jesus was more important than Martha's serving.
Luke 11* - Jesus speaks highly of importunate praying as He gave the illustration of reaching out to your neighbor in the middle of the night and ask for help. You can also use this same illustration as a great way to pray for the unsaved. They come to you for help and you know you can't save them. So you come to the Lord in intercessory prayer and ask Him to give your unsaved friend the salvation they need. At the close of this chapter Jesus points out the hypocrisy of the Pharisees and warns His disciples not to follow their example.
John 10:22-42 - In this passage Jesus makes very clear that He is God. Note the reaction of the Jews in verses 31 and verse 33 when Jesus had spoken of God as "His Father" in verse 30. The Jews understood very clearly that Jesus was claiming His deity.
*Remember, that back on the 13th of this month I had already given a commentary for chapter 11. I'm repeating it here simply because the order of reading chronologically through the Bible that I have been following has you reading Luke 11 twice. I had said that I would use the same commentary at this point. Sorry for any confusion!
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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