Luke 14

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“For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

– Luke 14:11

American culture in the twenty-first century is almost entirely opposite of this teaching from Jesus. We are taught in our day to exalt and promote yourself incessantly. But Jesus exemplified and exhorted our humility. Do not be a self-absorbed, self-promotor. Humble yourself  before the Lord and allow Him to exalt and lift you up.

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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 13

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And He said to them, “Go, tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.’ “Nevertheless I must journey today, tomorrow, and the day following; for it cannot be that a prophet should perish outside of Jerusalem.

– Luke 13:32-33

I was recently asked, “Was Jesus ever sarcastic?” I think this is one of the texts that might prove that He was. His (seemingly) sarcastic response is given as some of the Pharisees told Jesus, “Get out and depart from here, for Herod wants to kill You.” To this Jesus says, “Well, I’m a bit busy doing the work of casting out demons, and curing the sick today and tomorrow. But I’ll be done with this the day after tomorrow. But I guess since Herod wants to kill me I should just run away the next few days. It cannot be that a prophet should die outside of Jerusalem.”

Perhaps it wasn’t sarcastic, but it certainly had a bit of irony mixed in for good flavor.

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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 12

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And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.”

– Luke 12:15

I was stopped dead in my tracks at this verse this week, as it is such a necessary word for our culture, for such a time as this. We are bombarded continually with a message that appeals to the basest instincts of our fallen, covetous nature. “I need more, and more, and more! If I am going to have abundance of life, then I need abundance of possessions.” This is the lie of our cultural moment, and my flesh is so easily tempted to believe it.

“God, help us to beware of covetousness!”

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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

Luke 11

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“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!”

– Luke 11:13

We need the abiding presence and empowering grace of the Holy Spirit in our lives, continually. Therefore, I encourage you, wherever you are at this moment to bring your need to God in prayer. “Father, fill me afresh and anew with your enabling power by Your Holy Spirit.”

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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

Luke 10

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“He who hears you hears Me, he who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.”

– Luke 10:16

Like Samuel, when Israel asked for a king, we are quick to feel the rejection as our own. But those who reject us are actually rejecting Christ. And those that reject Him are rejecting the Father who sent Him. I’m not entirely sure that lessens the feeling of rejection, on our part. But it certainly makes those that reject, guilty before God.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Luke 9

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He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.

– Luke 9:2

The first commission of the early disciples was not overly detailed. It was simple. The commission the church continues under today is also not complex. It remains simple.

Don’t make it too complex. Preach the kingdom!

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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 8

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But He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and marveled, saying to one another, “Who can this be? For He commands even the winds and water, and they obey Him!”

– Luke 8:25

I think I often come to the Lord in a panic, when storms arise. I have to often ask myself, “Where is your faith?” If Christ is who I believe Him to be, then it is a marvel that I am so often faithless and fearful. For He is able to do exceedingly above all that I can ask or think.

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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

Luke 7

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When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”

– Luke 7:13

I am often struck by the way in which Jesus was moved with compassion. I think it is probably because I want (and need) to be moved by the same. Paul wrote that “the love of Christ compels us.” Certainly I need His love to work in and move me to do His will.

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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

Luke 6

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“But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.”

– Luke 6:27-28

The teachings of Jesus can be very challenging. This is one of the most challenging commands of Christ. We don’t generally have that much a of a problem with the command to “love our neighbor.” But “love your enemies!” That is difficult. But Jesus loved us when we were dead in trespasses and sins. And He demonstrated that love for us in the most powerful way.

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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

Luke 5

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When He saw their faith, He said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.”

– Luke 5:20

Jesus responds to faith with forgiveness. That is truly good news. We tend to think that there’s a lot more to it than faith. But over and over again in the Scriptures, it is faith in Christ that makes us whole, well, forgiven, and blessed.

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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