Bible Study & Devotional Day 109
Written By Torrie Slaughter
🔴 Candy Coated Cash (From Luke 24 Day Devotional)
Luke 19:28-40 Jesus our Lord and Savior, Provider, Prince of Peace, and Lord of Lords, rode through the streets of Jerusalem on a colt. Jesus embodies for us what it means to have a wealthy Spirit and not wealth in materials. Nearing the time of His death for our sins He rode the back of a donkey. How much more humble should we be? Jesus teaches in this one chapter how we can live a life redeemed by Him and be more prosperous than we could ever imagine. His provisions are more than enough.
But when we get greedy…
Luke 19:45-48 We turn places of worship into storefronts, hiding what has been given to us through His grace because we are lazy or weaponize the Word of God. We take our talents for granted, and we become thieves. Jesus cleared the Temple again. He was furious at the religious teachers partnering with the day’s business leaders, politicians, and lawyers. The Temple was a sacred place. The Religious teachers were hindering true worship by not focusing on Scripture or God. They continued to rob people and mistreat them on what was considered Holy Ground.
If people acted like this in the church, what would be the expectation when they were away?
Jesus tossing over the money changers tables and driving out those selling animals for sacrifices was a clear answer of what they should not be doing.
Jesus is the Sabbath. He is our rest. His Word is what we meditate on, and we are to draw nearer to Him. Jesus is our refreshment in times of thirst and our spiritual food to replenish our starving souls.
- Have you forgiven a debt owed or returned the favor to someone who went above and beyond for you?
- Have you hidden any talents out of fear?
- Are you damaging God’s business by not sharing His Word with others?
This devotional was written and re-edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. The excerpt originally appeared in The Gospel of Luke 24 Day Devotional.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
Joshua 19:1-20:9, Luke 19:28-48, Psalm 88:1-18, Proverbs 13:12-14