Monday, April 06, 2009

Luke 8:1-25

The woman who washed Jesus' feet prompted Luke to list the other women who also followed Jesus. At least that must be why there is this interesting short little list of women.

The parable of the sower seems clear enough. Those who bear a hundred-fold with endurance are saved. There are a variety of reasons why the others don't:
  • Immediate distractions steal the word.
  • Heart hearts don't support the word for long.
  • The word gets choked out by the cares of the world.
The parable of the light and the bushel is not like the little song either. It is not my light. It seems to be about God making things known.

When Jesus is in the boat it will not sink. What a great thing to remember and what an easy thing to forget. The appropriate response to his intervention is fear and amazement.

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