Luke 17

Scripture

Luke 17:1-37

Observation

- Things that cause people to stumble will come. Hopefully, not through us
- If someone sins against me, talk to them about it
- If they repent, forgive then. Forgive them no matter how many times they come to repent
- A small amount of faith can do great things
- Whenever we do what is expected of us, remain humble as we have only done what we were supposed to do
- Jesus healed 10 men with leprosy. However, only one came back to thank him and he was a Samaritan.
- Jesus recognized this and brought it to his attention.
- The Pharisees asked about the kingdom of God not realizing that He was already here because they were expecting something different.
- Jesus talks to the disciples about himself and what is going to happen
- Many will come claiming they are the Messiah
- People will be living life as they do and then he will come
- He uses the examples of Noah and Sodom when people where eating and drinking and working and then judgment came
- People who try to keep their life will lose it and others who lose their life will preserve it
- Jesus tells them that one vulture overhead may not mean much but many vultures means a carcass is nearby.
- One sign of the end may not be significant, but many signs means the Second Coming is near

Application

If I obey God, I am only doing my duty and what I am supposed to do. I should look at it as a privilege. Sometimes it’s easy to feel like I get “extra credit” for serving God. Obedience is not something extra I do. He is also not saying my service is meaningless. I have to remain humble and be thankful for what He asks of me.

Prayer

Lord thank you for saving me and the calling you have given me. Help me to remain thankful and humble in doing whatever it is that you ask of me. I pray that You will always get the credit. Continue to use me to live a life that honors You. In Jesus name.

3 comments (Add your own)

1. Jim Asselin wrote:
Thanks Ernie,
verse 21 stood out as a great reminder that looking outward in hopeful expectation is good, but the Kingdom is already in my midst. Communion with God can and should take place at any time as His Spirit lives within me. Father, help me to realize this amazing truth today as You and I live out Your kingdom purpose together.

Fri, January 23, 2015 @ 6:10 AM

2. Rob Schulze wrote:
good stuff Ernie & Jim! I read today's passage and was thinking how the "parable" of the ten lepers was speaking to me and when I re-read it I realized it was not another parable but really happened and only the Samaritan returned to give praise.

"Lord, restore unto me the joy of my salvation so that I may have a heart like the Samaritan leper who's profoundly grateful for you."

Fri, January 23, 2015 @ 6:59 AM

3. Jan Ramirez wrote:
The ten lepers said "Jesus, Master, have pity on us!"
Did the nine only see Jesus as a teacher, one with wisdom, but NOT the Son of God?
They all obeyed Him, by going, to show themselves to the priests, yet only the Samaritan REALIZED who Jesus was, returning to Him, thanking Him, REJOICING what God had done.
How many times have I seen things happen, or experienced, but not seeing it as FROM God, and therefore not rejoicing in what HE did and giving Him thanks??
OPEN my eyes, Lord, to SEE what you're doing and giving YOU thanks!
Amen.

Sat, January 24, 2015 @ 11:06 AM

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