Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday - July 22 - Tiffany

Today's scripture focus is Luke 9:10-11
10 On their return the apostles told him all that they had done. And he took them and withdrew apart to a town called Bethsaida. 11 When the crowds learned it, they followed him, and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing.

I am SO sorry!  Our summer travelling has begun (here one week, gone the next, home for 3 days, gone for 4....) and I completely forgot it was my turn to blog!

Therefore, as I write this at noon on Monday, I really don't have a lot to say.  I haven't had a chance to study it, or even read last weeks posts about the scriptures leading up to it.
I will say this - Jesus had just lost his cousin.  The disciples had just been sent out with the power of Jesus.  They wanted rest, a chance to talk, and yet, the crowds follow.  And Christ, thinking nothing of himself, welcomed them.  Spoke to them, healed them.
As much as I hate to do it, for more indepth study I will send you to John MacArthur's sermon to learn about these verses. And, no, I haven't had a chance to read that either!

Feel free to start an AMAZING interactive discussion in the comments.  Studying the Bible this in-depth always can bring about new insights and ideas, especially when actively discussing it.
And my next blog is scheduled for, what? August 5?  I'll try to be more ready that day!


Tammy said...

We serve an amazingly compassionate God. I loved MacArthur's prayer at the end of that sermon....

Father, thank You for inviting us into the history of this incredible account by putting all of it in the Scriptures. We thank You that we have such complete account of it in the four gospels so that we get a full understanding of this monumental event. Before we look at the explosion of power, before we talk about that, how we are almost stunned to come face-to-face with Your compassion and even the miracle of power is...simply a way to give people a meal and we're stunned by the fact that so much power would be expressed just to feed some hungry people. But more than that, to prove to them beyond question that You could feed their hungry souls. That was the message, that You could give them eternal rest, eternal healing, eternal truth and that the hungering and thirsting that was deep in their hearts could ever be satisfied. We thank You that You are a God of compassion. We thank You that You are not like the gods that men and demon invent, that You are a God by nature a loving God, a saving God, a compassionate God, and that's manifest in Jesus Christ who even wept over the suffering physical and spiritual that He saw. Give us His heart as we represent Him in the world today. We pray in His name. Amen.

Curly-T said...

Great prayer!