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



Sunday, August 05, 2007

Luke 19

Midgets, donkeys, and disliked princes.

Summary:
A sinful little man climbed a tree to see Jesus, and Jesus ate with him, despite his sin, because of his faith. The sinner made right all his wrongs in response.

Imagine a someone goes away who no-one likes. He entrusts his money to different people. Who will he be happier with? The one who makes the most percentage profit. So make the most of what you've got.

Jesus went into Jerusalem on a donkey and got lots of praise.

Jesus went nuts when he saw the marketplace the temple had become.

Key verse:
40. "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."

My thoughts:
Luke has this habit of telling stories where the analogue for good things (eg. God/how we should be) is evil. It's kinda disconcerting. Here, no-one likes the prince who entrusts the money. This is a detail which I believe only Luke adds.

Luke doesn't mention the phrase 'Hosanna' in his triumphant entry narrative, but he does have this cool mention of nature itself worshiping Jesus if people don't.

Notice how Jesus accepts Zacchaeus before he repents.

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