Insights on Today's Reading
Luke 12 - This chapter is full of great teaching! Just a couple of highlights: First, look at verses 11 and 12 and be reminded that when you're faced with taking a stand for Christ, the Holy Spirit will be working in you giving you what you need to say. This is why memorization is so important. The Holy Spirit will draw from the Biblical treasure you have stored away in your heart to use in your witness. Second, note the parable of the rich fool in verses 16-21 and make sure your true riches are in heaven. Someone once said, "Your real treasures are what money can't buy and what death cannot take away."
Luke 13 - Jesus speaks about the need for changing one's mind about Christ and about sin in verses 1-5. That's the basic meaning of "repentance." You can't turn to the Lord until you see that you're a sinner without the ability to be saved, and you also need to see that Christ is ultimately the only One who can provide salvation. Jesus healed a woman on the Sabbath day, verses 10-11. When the Jewish leaders rebuked Him for doing so on that day, He strongly rebuked them for their cold-hearted hypocrisy! This literally put these leaders to shame, verse 17. At the end of this chapter you'll read again the words of Jesus about the Jews' rejection of Him. He said, "...I wanted to...but you were not willing!" How often is God ready to do something for people but they are not willing or ready to receive His blessings!
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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