Two Ways to Be Near Jesus

The Evil One often uses the mixed motives of others in an attempt to distract us from God’s will. The root of the word for the “testing” by the lawyer is the same one Luke uses to describe the temptation of Jesus by the devil in the desert (Luke 4:2)even a more intense form of the word. Yet Jesus is up to the challenge.

Heady questions that fill committee rooms can distract us, while abuse and mugging could be taking place just outside the door. The two priestly types missed the chance to be near Jesus who was within the man in great need. “I was sick and you took care of me” (Matt 25:36).

There are moments to find Jesus in another in need … and momentsas Mary foundto sit at his feet and listen to his Word. Do not miss either today.

Luke 10:25–42

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Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels.
In the season of Pentecost this year we read Luke 9—19:27.

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Revelation for You

This exalted letter about Christ’s pre-eminence begins by making a grand sweep of revelation from the beginning to this present moment of your prayer. The superiority that Christ has over the angels serves to remind us of the complete and total access that Christ has to our hearts. References to five Psalms and other Old Testament texts fill most of the 14 verses of the opening chapter.

Enter these references deepening your appreciation, not only of the supremacy of Christ, but of Christ’s intimacy with you at your own level.

No longer is God’s revelation every once in a while. Rather is it ongoing, all pervasive, flooding your soul at this very moment and for always. What will you do today to be alert to those personal communications of the living God to you, God’s beloved creature?

Hebrews 1

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Thursdays are dedicated to the letters of Paul, other letters,
the Book of Acts, and the Book of Revelation.
In the season of Pentecost this year we read 1 Timothy and Hebrews.

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Delight in the Lord’s Ways

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Example: Heart firm, secure in the Lord v. 7

During the Easter Season this year we read Psalm 119 which has 176 verses.

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