July 17, 2021
DAY 196: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Today our journey through the book of Luke finds Jesus arriving at Jerusalem.
Ask God for His understanding of Luke 19-20. Read Luke 19-20. Let’s journey!
Luke is the only Gentile author of a Gospel and he was not an apostle of Jesus Christ. Luke was a well-educated doctor, who carried out careful research and gathered first hand accounts for his narrative, and traveled extensively with the Apostle Paul. It is thought that the Gospel of Luke was written shortly after the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70. In addition to writing the Gospel of Luke, he also wrote the book of Acts. Luke wrote in a way that would be accessible for all to read and includes some parables of Jesus Christ not found elsewhere in the Bible. Throughout his Gospel, Luke shows that Jesus fulfilled the prophecies of the Old Testament in His way, which was not the way that many, including the religions leader, thought the prophecies would be fulfilled. The same holds true today; we cannot place our expectations and beliefs on Jesus, rather we must first submit ourselves to Him in order to understand Him and His word.
Luke 19-20: Today, Luke shares Jesus’ encounter with Zacchaeus with us. Luke shares the Parable of the Ten Minas with us. Are you exercising the faith God has given you fully? Jesus enters Jerusalem as triumphant King. Jesus teaches and is challenged by the Pharisees and Sadducees at the temple. (Luke 19:1-20:47)
As you read today’s reading, make sure that you are not applying the standards and expectations of today’s world into Luke 19 and 20. Rather apply what is written to standards and expectations of today’s world. Are their areas of your life that are in contradiction to what you have read? Have you truly stopped and meditated upon the meaning of lessons taught in today’s reading? What have you learned?
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