Friday, 18 October 2013
Things to ponder from the book of Luke
Some powerful stuff out of the book of Luke this morning that spoke to me 17:10 "So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty'" This really spoke to me how we expect and want the praise from man for what we do and yet we have only done what we were asked to do when we freely gave ourselves as bondslaves/servants to christ so why should we expect praise from man or from God?
The other thing - actually there was heaps this morning out of Luke so take a look, but 18:8 "However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?" The one question about will Jesus find people of faith who believe in what they have not yet seen? It is only faith that pleases God and so to be a people of faith.... A challenge.
One more thing that I have to share is Luke19:11-27 the parable of the Ten Minas and about being faithful with what you have, but v24 "Then he said to those standing by, 'Take his mina away from him and give it to the one who has ten minas." "Sir,' They said, 'he already has ten?" "He replied, 'I tell you that to everyone who has more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away." This really spoke to me about the jealousies that arise when we see people with seemingly already so much and yet God gives them more and we judge them instead of perhaps seeing that they have been faithful with the little that had been given and so God gives them more, but takes it from those who have not been faithful with what they have been given. Powerful stuff to ponder for me this morning.