Friday, March 29, 2013

Day 88, March 29 - Luke 8

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16 "No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a jar or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light.
17 For nothing is hidden that will not be made manifest, nor is anything secret that will not be known and come to light.
18 Take care then how you hear, for to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away."

Let your light shine.

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  1. Luke 8
    Women Who Supported Jesus
    1-3 After this, Jesus traveled from one city and village to another. He spread the Good News about God’s kingdom. The twelve apostles were with him. Also, some women were with him. They had been cured from evil spirits and various illnesses. These women were Mary, also called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out; Joanna, whose husband Chusa was Herod’s administrator; Susanna; and many other women. They provided financial support for Jesus and his disciples.

    4-5a When a large crowd had gathered and people had come to Jesus from every city, he used this story as an illustration: “A farmer went to plant his seeds.

    8 Others were planted on good ground. When they came up, they produced a hundred times as much as was planted.” After he had said this, he called out, “Let the person who has ears listen!”

    Thank you, Holy Spirit, for preparing our hearts to receive.

    15 The seeds that were planted on good ground are people who also hear the word. But they keep it in their good and honest hearts and produce what is good despite what life may bring.

    17 There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed. There is nothing kept secret that will not come to light.

    My paraphrase of Lamentations 2:13-14
    It is necessary for your iniquity to be exposed, so as to release you from captivity.

    Lamentations 2
    13 How shall I admonish you?
    To what shall I compare you,
    O daughter of Jerusalem?
    To what shall I liken you as I comfort you,
    O virgin daughter of Zion?
    For your ruin is as vast as the sea;
    Who can heal you?

    14 Your prophets have seen for you
    False and foolish visions;
    And they have not exposed your iniquity
    So as to restore you from captivity,
    But they have seen for you false and misleading oracles.

    Luke 8
    Jesus Cures a Demon–Possessed Man
    35-36 The people went to see what had happened. They came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had gone out. Dressed and in his right mind, he was sitting at Jesus’ feet. The people were frightened. Those who had seen this told the people how Jesus had restored the demon-possessed man to health.

    39 “Go home to your family, and tell them how much God has done for you.” So the man left. He went through the whole city and told people how much Jesus had done for him.

    42b-48 As Jesus went, the people were crowding around him. A woman who had been suffering from chronic bleeding for twelve years was in the crowd. No one could cure her. She came up behind Jesus, touched the edge of his clothes, and her bleeding stopped at once. Jesus asked, “Who touched me?” After everyone denied touching him, Peter said, “Teacher, the people are crowding you and pressing against you.” Jesus said, “Someone touched me. I know power has gone out of me.” The woman saw that she couldn’t hide. Trembling, she quickly bowed in front of him. There, in front of all the people, she told why she touched him and how she was cured at once. Jesus told her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace!”