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:15:1 @ Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.

kjv@Luke:15:2 @ And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

kjv@Luke:15:3 @ And he spake this parable unto them, saying,

kjv@Luke:15:4 @ What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

kjv@Luke:15:5 @ And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

kjv@Luke:15:6 @ And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

kjv@Luke:15:7 @ I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

Today's notes:


(also kjv@Matthew:18:12-13)

Study Resources:

G268 sinner/sinful dict:tcr Sinner

dict:torrey Sheep

G622 lose/destroy


The Pharisee and Scribe see as detestable sinners what Jesus sees as lost sheep. They see their obligation to sinners is to stay away. He sees His obligation to go out and save them. As plain as this distinction of faiths appears, one only has to go back into the Old Testament scriptures to find that these civic/religious figures were set up to be shepherds of the flock of Israel themselves and that this has been a constant problem with their leadership all along. They have been judged repeatedly for it. kjv@Ezekiel:34 goes as far as to say that because of these fattened shepherds the flock is driven astray.

Now Jesus curiously puts it as one lost among one hundred when the odds are rather that 100 of 100 have gone astray. The object perhaps is that as many as ninety nine don't yet consider themselves as having gone astray. The picture of the word lost surprisingly goes as far as being destroyed. How many further would consider themselves destroyed? It is odd to see the vast majority as seeing and treating the single realistic as something detestable that they would never allow themselves to be near when realistically they are of the same or worsened states. I cannot help but return to the pronouncements of kjv@Ezekiel:34 to consider that this mass delusion is largely blamed on the fattened shepherds themselves.

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty

kjv@Isaiah:53:6 @ All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

kjv@Psalms:119:176 @ I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.

kjv@Jeremiah:50:6 @ My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.

kjv@Ezekiel:34:11 @ For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.

kjv@Ezekiel:34:12 @ As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

kjv@Ezekiel:34:16 @ I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.

kjv@1Peter:2:25 @ For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

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