Today’s Scripture: Luke 11-12
Things to remember in today’s reading:
*The Lord teaches His disciples to pray, declares confidently that it is the finger of God that is at work in him to cast out demons (1:1-23).
*Luke describes the process that occurs when an unclean spirit goes out of a person (11:24-26).
*Jesus defines “the blessed” as those who hear the word of God and keep it and He denounces the current generation for seeking a sign (11:27-32).
*Jesus teaches about light, washing before meals, and pronounces several woes on the Pharisees and lawyers (11:33-12:3).
*Jesus teaches about fear of the physical vs. fear of the spiritual, about acknowledging Him before men and about covetousness (12:4-21).
*Jesus teaches about being anxious, about being ready, about commitment even when it brings division, about interpreting the times and about settling with your accuser (12:22-59).
Things God is teaching me in today’s reading:
*When we pray, we should express words of adoration (v1), confession (v4), thanksgiving (v3) and supplication (“your kingdom come” and “lead us not into temptation”). This simple prayer provides a pattern we can follow that we can remember with the acronym ACTS.
*We can be so persistent in pressing for specifics of right and wrong, that we neglect love (11:42).
*We can be guilty of seeking glory for ourselves for what we do rather than giving glory to God (11:43).
*We can so hinder others that we “take away the key of knowledge” (11:52).
Things to act on in today’s reading:
*I will pray!
*I will work to share the key of knowledge to God’s word!
*I will consider the birds and the lilies of the field when I begin to feel anxious!
Things to pray about in today’s reading:
*For an obedient spirit!
*For anchoring in Jesus
Thanks for reading with me dear friend. Have a blessed day!!
— Randy Sexton