My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Monday, July 23, 2007

Luke 6

A life less ordinary

Summary:
The disciples plucked some grains on the Sabbath, and when confronted, Jesus explained that David broke the ritual law when he ate the holy bread with his starving men. He healed a man on the Sabbath, to show that he was Lord of the Sabbath.

Jesus chose twelve apostles.

Jesus had quite a crowd he was ministering to. He blessed those with hard lives, and cursed those with easy lives.

Go the extra mile. Love everyone, not just your friends. Everyone loves their friends. Don't judge others, or you will be judged. Examine yourself first, because you're probably worse. What you produce as a human in your speech and life is a testament of what's going on on the inside.

Don't just listen. Do what Jesus says, or else you'll have no foundation for your life.

Key verses:
27. Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you
38. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
45. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.

My thoughts:
This is a solid chapter simply for Christian living. How now shall we live in light of Jesus? We are to treat others as better than us. Don't assume we are better. We are to do this and not just hear this.

Know this. Your life reflects your heart. What does your life look like? What does that say about you? Are you happy with that? Do you treat others like you would like to be treated?

I find this chapter very challenging. So many Christians have built up walls which make it easy for them to ignore the idea of making changes in their life. We build up justifications. Maybe we know that we won't really get in trouble with our church leaders if we don't. Do things for God, not for men. Or women. Especially not women.

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