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March 14, 2018

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Reading along with us in Luke? Here’s today’s reading:

Luke 12 (ESV)

In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.

“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him! Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.

“And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God, but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God. 10 And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven....Continue Reading

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  1. 8″And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God, 9but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.

  2. “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourselves money bags which do not grow old, a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

  3. Luke begins chapter 12 where he left us at the end of 11, but now the warnings Jesus has is to the general population of Jews and not just the Pharisees, warning them not to follow the Pharisees and not be ashamed of Him before men. The message is ours to share, but God will be present with us to help us share it. See the point is not to garner more on this earth, but to store up treasure in heaven that flows from our witness for Jesus here on this earth. And one of the benefits of being connected to God is we will not have to worry about our lives. He will take care of us in the same way He takes care of the rest of His creation that is dependent on Him.

    And because God takes care of us so well, our preoccupation should be to be watchful and serve. We should follow the master’s will and look to please Him. But we also have to be aware of what following the master will look like. It will be divisive at times. People who reject Christ will not promote peace towards us when we represent Him and speak of Him. They will reject us and divide fork us. But anyone with eyes to see and understand can see why that is. The kingdom is at hand. In the same way one might interpret the weather can’t you see what Jesus is ushering in?

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