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Luke 24

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“But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened.

– Luke 24:21

The disciples’ hopes were far to small for the true greatness of who Jesus was and what He came to do. And I’m quite certain that I am often guilty of the very same smallness of hope. Jesus did come to redeem Israel. But He came to redeem far more than just Israel. And His redemption was (and is) far bigger than merely earthly and political.

Christ came to redeem us from the curse and power of sin.

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Luke 23

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Now when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceedingly glad; for he had desired for a long time to see Him, because he had heard many things about Him, and he hoped to see some miracle done by Him.

– Luke 23:8

Regrettably, I can sometimes be rather Herodian in my expectations of Jesus. I’ll confess, there have been many times that I’ve been unsatisfied with the simplicity of Christ’s abiding presence, desiring for something more flashy and sensational.

Jesus is not my minstrel. He’s my master. And when I lose sight of this, things get sideways very quickly.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Luke 22

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So they went and found it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.

– Luke 22:13

Over nearly 20 years of pastoral ministry, I’ve come to see that Jesus knows full well what He is doing. Circumstances do not take Him by surprise. And though there are times I feel stretched and surprised, I’m grateful that things end up just as He said they would. In the end, all things do work together for the good.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Luke 21

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“But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony.

– Luke 21:13

Be it tribulation, persecution, trial or suffering; God has an amazing way of using the anxiety-producing circumstances of our lives as an occasion for a testimony of His greatness and power. What are you facing today? I’m certain God wants to use it perfect your character, and glorify His.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Luke 20

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And the chief priests and the scribes that very hour sought to lay hands on Him, but they feared the people—for they knew He had spoken this parable against them.

– Luke 20:19

They knew that He had spoken this parable against them. But they would not repent of their wicked desire to destroy him.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Luke 19

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And He was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people sought to destroy Him, and were unable to do anything; for all the people were very attentive to hear Him.

– Luke 19:407-48

It is shocking that the religious leaders were the ones seeking to destroy Jesus. Striking because of how easily we who are religious can wrongly justify our wickedness.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Luke 18

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But when he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich.

– Luke 18:23

It is an unfortunate reality that riches are often the cause of great sorrow. Especially if such riches become that which your life is measured by, and/or devoted to. Beware of riches, they are elusive and ultimately unsatisfying.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Luke 17

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“Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”

— Luke 17:3-4

Forgiveness can be difficult for us. Especially if the person seeking our forgiveness has offended us in the same manner, repeatedly. But, by God’s grace, we can and should forgive.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Luke 16

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Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him.

– Luke 16:14

Later Paul would write, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil” (1 Timothy 6:10). Clearly this love of money, in the hearts of the Pharisees, was one of the motivating factors of their wicked desires against Jesus.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

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Luke 15

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“Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

– Luke 15:10

The religious leaders were vexed by the sinful people drawing near to Jesus. But God rejoices over the salvation and restoration of lost sinners through repentances. Certainly a contrast to consider.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon