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.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Luke:6:37 @ Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

kjv@Luke:6:38 @ Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

kjv@Luke:6:39 @ And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?

kjv@Luke:6:40 @ The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

kjv@Luke:6:41 @ And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

kjv@Luke:6:42 @ Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.

Today's notes:


Study Resources:

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The teachings in these last few passages appear to be very similar to the Sermon on the Mount kjv@Matthew:5-7 with some minor variation. The obvious differences are the 3 Woes kjv@Luke:6:24-26 and the Parable of the Disciple not above the Master, the missing teachings along with some slight phrase modifications. Perhaps this could be thought of as the Sermon on the Plain starting at kjv@Luke:6:17-49. The key difference to me is the contextual time frame this Sermon was supposed to have happened. The Mount Sermon happened nearly immediately after the ministry kick off before the addition of Matthew (Levi), the Plain Sermon Matthew is already there and Jesus has a massive multitude of people attending from other great distances and includes a massive outpouring of miraculous virtue. If the two accounts are separate sermons, the meaning of Jesus looking up on His disciples takes on a whole additional meaning as He expects them/us to remember having heard this before. It is to say that in the light of all these miracles and oppositions that we presently face, here is what I most need you to remember; remember what I have already told you.

If these two are the same sermon (see study resource above) then we must consider that the two accounts though they slightly differ do in no way alter the message the Holy Spirit intends to project and that the contextual details are meant to merge into one event/time frame. The mount becomes the place where the many disciples prayed the night before and the plain a flat elevation on the mount where the next morning where twelve were finally chosen out and then the healings and sermon continued through the day, looking up on could become the disciples (or at least twelve of them) seated on the mount at a higher elevation near the plain.

The question then becomes of the twelve main disciples, those that would be chosen Apostles; when were they called out from the rest and when did they themselves know? Luke is the only one who emphatically states it, Matthew suggests it as early as the first commission kjv@Matthew:10:1 and Mark writes of it on a mountain after being at the sea kjv@Mark:3:14; Luke does not put the first commission until kjv@Luke:9:1-9. We have doctrinal issues as well to consider as at least four have been with Him from the start and had direct callings, others are identified almost immediately in the same early time frame. Did Jesus pick from all disciples this far into the ministry who was going to be on the first team? When did the many others directly receive their initial call? Did Jesus simply pick those who had been with Him the longest? Or did Jesus know all along whom was given by the Father?

In terms of certainty, it is certain that we all seek for there to be harmony among the gospel accounts; all except the critic that is. And we believe that there are in many cases multiple ways that this harmony can be reasonably explained. The fact is that the three synaptic gospels were written independent of each other and are targeted toward different audience expectations. Matthew for example was written for Hebrews and is structured topically for the most part as culturally would be expected, not so much chronologically. Mark, the earliest of these perhaps, is written largely from a theological viewpoint as if for evangelists and is quick orderly and to the point. Luke is methodical and detailed with the widest gentile audience in mind. The fact that these three independent sources can be brought together having as much immediate harmony as they do suggests that for the remainder of the sought for harmony, in that pursuit the critic is simply intellectually lazy and insincere. John comes last having full knowledge and acceptance of the previous three adding to that the top down as to what all of it means in the born again Christian view to powerfully cement the three together as one.

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty

kjv@Isaiah:52:7 @ How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

kjv@2Corinthians:4:4 @ In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

kjv@Colossians:1:23 @ If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

kjv@Acts:20:24 @ But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

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