Read Luke – Chapter 10
In chapter ten we see Jesus sending out seventy-two disciples. We often only think of the twelve disciples who followed Jesus every day, but there were many others that followed him and were commissioned for ministry by him.
We also see two important stories where Jesus points out how a Christlike viewpoint will often see things in great contrast to how the world sees them. In the parable of the Good Samaritan Jesus teaches us how mercy goes beyond religious rules and social barriers to love others at all costs.
At the end of chapter ten we see a brief glimpse of the sisters, Mary and Martha. Mary chooses to sit at the feet of Jesus to listen closely to his words of life while Martha frets over housekeeping details and misses the significance of Christ in her own home.
Luke tells us in verse 21, “At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, ‘I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.’”
As you read through chapter ten, look for ways that God is revealing the truths of his upside down Kingdom to you. The “wise and learned” might find their truth in many different ways and in many different sources, but what is God revealing to your trusting heart and child-like faith?
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