QT 05/03/2024 Tuesday Luke 10. A frugal discipleship lifestyle 节俭的门徒生活方式.

QT 05/03/2024 Tuesday Luke 10. A frugal discipleship lifestyle 节俭的门徒生活方式.

QT 05/03/2024 Tuesday Luke 10

Jesus wanted more than the Twelve Disciples to proclaim His kingdom to the world. Slowly but surely, He involved more people.

The life of a disciple required a FRUGAL lifestyle. Jesus commanded a frugal lifestyle for the 72 persons as for The Twelve, "Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals" (Luke 10:4) but be contented with whatever hospitality they received (Luke 10:5-7).

The life of a disciple required UNDIVIDED and UNDISTRACTED focus on the LORD's task. "Greet no one on the road" (Luke 10:4) seemed unfriendly at first glance. However, the specific task of these 72 persons was to go "ahead of him" (Luke 10:1), to "every town and place where he himself was about to go" (Luke 10:1). These greetings on the way there were likely to bog them down and delay the task given to them.

The life of a disciple takes rejection in its stride (Luke 10:13-16). Receiving a rejection is painful. Take comfort that "the one who rejects you rejects me" and the Father in heaven (Luke 10:16). Rejoice that the Father's will is done (Luke 10:21-24). AVOID knowing the Father's will yet continuously find ways to go around it and disobeying it (Luke 10:25-37). Instead, "You go, and do likewise" (Luke 10:37).

In his life, a disciple is frequently required to make difficult choices, with the inevitable costs incurred (Luke 10:38-42). Many tasks in front of us can be considered as good or beautiful. But "one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion" (Luke 10:42). Have you?

星期二 2024年3月5日 今日读经:路加福音10章