“Things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe to the person through whom they come. Watch yourselves.” Luke 17:1 & 3
“Where are the other nine? Were not all 10…? (helped, cured, cleansed)” Luke 17:17
Lord, you understand the 10% principle. You recognize that 10% of those who are helped will show their appreciation. My Father, help me to show gratitude for the one who appreciates my help. And help me at all times to show my gratitude and thanks for all you do for me each day.
“The Kingdom of God does not come with careful observation. It is within you.” Luke 17:21
Lord, please help me today to watch my steps, keep my lips sealed, and have my eyes focused on you. May I see your Kingdom at work within me today.
Trouble almost always makes us look to God, but His blessings tend to divert our attention elsewhere. Oswald Chambers.
“The angels carried the poor man to Abraham’s side. Meanwhile the rich man saw Abraham far away. Abraham said to the rich man, ‘Between us and you a great chasm has been fixed so that those who want to go from here (heaven) to you (hell) cannot. Nor can anyone cross over from there to us.”
“Then have the poor man warn my five brothers, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.”
“They will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” Luke 16:22-31
Lord, please send someone with your Good News to those in my family who live today on the other side of the great chasm. I ask that you send your angels to watch over the members of my family. Make yourself known to them.
Has my life been a good reflection of His reputation? Oswald Chambers
“This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God. This very night your life will be demanded from you.” Luke 12:20-21
My Father, you are in heaven. Your storehouse is in heaven. Today help me to have your view of what matters most.
“He who disowns me before me will be disowned before the angels of God. Anyone who blasphemies against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.” Luke 12:10
Lord, this is a hard saying. A terrifying word. I cannot stand before you, but through your strength I can stand in you. Please give me the strength of your Spirit.
“There is nothing concealed that will not be made known.” Luke 12:2 “What you have whispered in the ear in the inner room will be proclaimed from the roofs.” Luke 12:3
May my secret prayers and petitions for others be fulfilled in You. Today, Lord, please help me to keep my tongue and avoid saying anything that does not honor you.
Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude. Oswald Chambers.
“The dead are raised.” Luke 7:22
“Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.” Luke 7:23
Lord, please give me your strength to stand firm for you. May I see life sprout from the grave. Protect me today. Keep me from sin. Keep me from harm.
“The seed is the word of God. 11 “But the devil takes away the word from their hearts so that they may not believe and be saved.” 12 “In the time of testing they will fall away.” 12 “But those of a noble and good heart, by perseverance, will produce a crop.” Luke 7 :11-15
Lord, there are motives I cannot discover, dreams I cannot realize. Help me to persevere and push on to produce a good crop for you.
“Do not judge and you will not be judged.” Luke 6:37
Lord, I beg you, PLEASE give me your Spirit of Forgiveness. Help me to resist the urge to judge others.
“The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart.” Luke 6:45
Father, please change my heart to be like that of Your Son. Place good seed in my heart.
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord’ and do not do what I say?” Luke 6:46
May I racal your words today and DO what you call me to do.
Be a “living sacrifice.” You are of no value to God dead. Oswald Chambers
“Do good to those who hate you.”
“Bless those who curse you.”
“Pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6:27-28
Lord, please give ME this Spirit of patience and forgiveness.
“Give to everyone who asks.”
“Lend to those from whom you do not expect repayment.” Luke 6:34
Father, help me to have compassion and your Spirit of charity towards others.
“Then your reward will be great and you will be son (or daughter) of the Most High.” Luke 6:35
Once we get intimate with Jesus we are never lonely and we never lack understanding or compassion. Oswald Chambers
True friendship means identifying with someone in thought, heart, and spirit. Oswald Chambers
The Christian who is truly intimate with Jesus will never draw attention to himself but will only show the evidence of a life where Jesus is completely in control. Oswald Chambers
“Woe to you who are rich. You have received your comfort.” Luke 6:24
Lord, thanks for your comfort.
“Woe to you who are well fed. You will go hungry.” Luke 6:25
Lord, thanks for my daily bread.
“Woe to you who laugh now. You will mourn and weep.” Luke 6:25
Lord, thanks that through your Holy Spirit I can laugh at my problems because I know you care for me.
“Be my witness.” Luke 1:18
Testify as to what you have seen, heard, smelled, touched, and tasted. List the evidence of ways you have seen Christ act in your life and in circumstances. Do that and, “You will be my witnesses.” Luke 1:18