The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Luke:14:1 @ And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him.

kjv@Luke:14:2 @ And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy.

kjv@Luke:14:3 @ And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?

kjv@Luke:14:4 @ And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go;

kjv@Luke:14:5 @ And answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day?

kjv@Luke:14:6 @ And they could not answer him again to these things.

kjv@Luke:14:7 @ And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them,

kjv@Luke:14:8 @ When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;

kjv@Luke:14:9 @ And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.

kjv@Luke:14:10 @ But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.

kjv@Luke:14:11 @ For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

kjv@Luke:14:12 @ Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.

kjv@Luke:14:13 @ But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:

kjv@Luke:14:14 @ And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

Today's notes:

Quoted index: FAITHOFJESUSAUDIO - Luke:14:1-14 :

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Study Resources:

G3544 lawyer/expert dict:easton Lawyer

G5330 Pharisee/separatist dict:torrey Pharisees

dict:easton poor


The logic behind much of the Lord's teaching is the certainty as He see's it of our resurrection. One adopts the desired behavior not to gain advantage in this life, but to receive greater recompense in the next life. One rejects a certain behavior not necessarily because the behavior doesn't have some immediate and tangible benefit, but because it it would exclude a person from a greater blessing in the next life. If you don't believe in the after life and you don't believe the eternal reward to be greater in value then there is little rigid form to follow in the logic as presented. There is little reason not to seek out the reward of here and now other than the calculation that it may increase one's gain soon to come.

The Pharisees as a group believe in resurrection, but at the same time believe in getting their just desert in the here and now. It is a danger of presupposing one is in (grandfathered into) the eternal reward just for who they are not what God needs them to do or become. It is also proof that the theoretical (though strongly believed in) has lesser weight than the practical (being real and being actively competed over).

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty


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