The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

( FaithOfJesus thread begun by rRandyP )

Today's Verse:


kjv@Luke:11:1 @ And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

kjv@Luke:11:2 @ And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.

kjv@Luke:11:3 @ Give us day by day our daily bread.

kjv@Luke:11:4 @ And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

kjv@Luke:11:5 @ And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;

kjv@Luke:11:6 @ For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?

kjv@Luke:11:7 @ And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.

kjv@Luke:11:8 @ I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

kjv@Luke:11:9 @ And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

kjv@Luke:11:10 @ For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

kjv@Luke:11:11 @ If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?

kjv@Luke:11:12 @ Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?

kjv@Luke:11:13 @ If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Today's notes:


(also recorded separately in the kjv@Matthew:6:10-15 Sermon on the Mount) (see: rwp@Matthew:6:7-15 for word pictures)

Study Resources:

dict:tcr Prayer

G37 hallow/sanctified/set apart
G5384 friend/dear/fond

dict:torrey Forgiveness
dict:tcr Debtor
dict:tcr temptation

G4506 deliver/draw
G4190 evil/influence


The sections of this passage (three by my count) cannot be contextually detached from the others and still have it hold the same meaning. The majority context involved is the intercessory petition of bread for another without that has traveled a long journey. The one petitioning has not the bread himself; none/nothing. Section one puts it as daily bread, that which is most needed one day at a time. Included along with it is the mutual forgiveness of sin, leading from temptation and deliverance from evil. Section three has it as the perfect gift the Holy Spirit being received. Section two has the late importune persistence of the petitioner facilitating the transaction. What better could anyone ask for a friend that he would be sure to receive? The long traveled friend comes to him in urgent need of the Spirit, he goes to the nearby Friend and with persistence asks/seeks/knocks.

The Holy Spirit comes from no other but Jesus Christ the Bread of Life, the bread of His body willingly broken for you. When you pray, pray as one friend for another like this: As a child of the Most High God who wills that no man should perish but that all would come to eternal life and therefore gave HIS only begotten as like living manna from heaven for the forgiveness of sins and the payment of mortal debt, to impart HIS Holy Spirit to lead and deliver us as only could be done by Him. Our new found position and acquaintance with the Most High is to be used for the benefit of those yet without, they being in daily need of the same all important perfect thing that we are having found to be uncompromisingly given/received in Christ. I bet John didn't quite teach it like that, eh?

The hour of this intercession becomes then the key indicator as it is late beyond hospitable expectation. Jesus had predictably been rejected by all when the day was once lit and must be soon received before the spiritual day is lit a second time forever more. Perhaps it is because the neighbor himself had received his bread at a similar midnight hour that he knows to persist at knocking for his long distant friend. The picture of urgency is most pressing. Roberts has it as the bread required for the coming day. The disciples will soon know to pray and act with this urgency for the friends that will come to them, and pray as well for the means perhaps to meet their friends along the road halfway.

Why doesn't the traveler go to "HE from within" for bread directly? Could it be because he has yet to receive the forgiveness of sin and deliverance from evil to be prayed for and found in the bread of life Christ? Why is the traveler not encouraged rather to go himself? Could it be that for fear that he himself is a stranger? That he would likely not go otherwise? Could it be that for the disciple (one who is not a stranger) it is the spiritually civil hospitable expectation from Christ? that the temptation to not intercede in such case would appear itself to be evil?

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty

kjv@Galatians:6:2 @ Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

kjv@John:6:33 @ For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

kjv@Ephesians:4:32 @ And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

kjv@James:1:13 @ Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

kjv@1Corinthians:10:13 @ There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

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