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:14:15 @ And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.

kjv@Luke:14:16 @ Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:

kjv@Luke:14:17 @ And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.

kjv@Luke:14:18 @ And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.

kjv@Luke:14:19 @ And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.

kjv@Luke:14:20 @ And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

kjv@Luke:14:21 @ So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.

kjv@Luke:14:22 @ And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.

kjv@Luke:14:23 @ And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

kjv@Luke:14:24 @ For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

Today's notes:


Study Resources:

G3173 exceedingly great G1173 feast supper

G2564 bid/call dict:easton Call dict:torrey Call


A man at the table Jesus was at heard these things and responded. What things did he hear? The resurrection of the just no doubt because of his reference to the kingdom of God. And you know it would be a blessed thing to eat bread in the kingdom, but this man at present is unlikely to accept God's righteous invitation because it involves belief in the the Son of God sitting there at the table with him and His redemptive work upon the cross and resurrection. Few in the rooms this evening are going to allow themselves that, they will have find some excuse.

The statement to Jesus almost seems to say that "we will all be there, you should come along with us" else it is a passive reply "sit down now you are making everyone uncomfortable, we all are seeking the same thing". Are they? Are they really? Resurrection? Through the resurrected justifier of the just? Judgment? Based upon faith in the person of Jesus Christ not club membership in a particular separatist interpretation of the law? Kingdom? Kingdom established by the hand of God or rather by the consensus and determination of an elitist religious sect?

The same can be said today "We all are seeking the same thing". It is accused of being narrow minded when it is suggested that only one way can be right. Resurrection and judgment must go hand in hand else there is no suitable reason for resurrection. It is not for condemnation's sake judgment is made, not when justification by grace is plainly offered and graciously provided for, it is for righteousness sake. Likewise, this righteousness and our faith must go hand in hand otherwise belief continues freelance and without substantive transformation. It is not narrow then to conclude that we are not all seeking the same thing, we are all seeking a means of avoiding God's singular invitation. It is rather short sighted for any one to want all of this eternal business while overlooking the all sufficient means necessary to receive it.

Herein lay the greatest expression of love thy neighbor as yourself that one would reach out to another towards their salvation from the opposite form of resurrection and judgment providing ample explanation and invitation into the better intended.

Also, it is suggested by several commentators that the Pharisee of that day did not believe that the maimed/halt/blind would be allowed heaven. It would be as an insult to their beliefs to suggest such a biding.

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty

kjv@Romans:9:1 @ I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,

kjv@Romans:9:2 @ That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.

kjv@Romans:9:3 @ For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

kjv@Romans:9:4 @ Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises;

kjv@Romans:9:5 @ Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

kjv@Romans:9:6 @ Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:

kjv@Romans:9:7 @ Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.

kjv@Romans:9:8 @ That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.

kjv@Romans:9:9 @ For this is the word of promise, At this time will I come, and Sara shall have a son.

kjv@Romans:9:10 @ And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by one, even by our father Isaac;

kjv@Romans:9:11 @ (For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth;)

kjv@Romans:9:12 @ It was said unto her, The elder shall serve the younger.

kjv@Romans:9:13 @ As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

kjv@Romans:9:14 @ What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.

kjv@Romans:9:15 @ For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

kjv@Romans:9:16 @ So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

kjv@Romans:9:17 @ For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might shew my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth.

kjv@Romans:9:18 @ Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.

kjv@Romans:9:19 @ Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?

kjv@Romans:9:20 @ Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?

kjv@Romans:9:21 @ Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

kjv@Romans:9:22 @ What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:

kjv@Romans:9:23 @ And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,

kjv@Romans:9:24 @ Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

kjv@Romans:9:25 @ As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.

kjv@Romans:9:26 @ And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.

kjv@Romans:9:27 @ Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:

kjv@Romans:9:28 @ For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.

kjv@Romans:9:29 @ And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha.

kjv@Romans:9:30 @ What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith.

kjv@Romans:9:31 @ But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.

kjv@Romans:9:32 @ Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;

kjv@Romans:9:33 @ As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

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