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:9:51 @ And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,

kjv@Luke:9:52 @ And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.

kjv@Luke:9:53 @ And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem.

kjv@Luke:9:54 @ And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?

kjv@Luke:9:55 @ But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.

kjv@Luke:9:56 @ For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

kjv@Luke:9:57 @ And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

kjv@Luke:9:58 @ And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

kjv@Luke:9:59 @ And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

kjv@Luke:9:60 @ Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

kjv@Luke:9:61 @ And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.

kjv@Luke:9:62 @ And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Today's notes:


(also recounted in part kjv@Matthew:8:19-22)

Study Resources:

dict:easton Israel, Kingdom dict:easton Judah, Kingdom

dict:torrey Samaria rwp@Luke:9:52-53 dict:easton Gerizim or

dict:easton Jerusalem


Jesus walks through the caverness divide between what remains of the ten tribes of Israel and the two tribes of Judah/Benjamin. On the one hand He is refused common passage because He is not stopping to recognize Mount Gerizim the place of Joseph's bones and their bastardized semi Judaic religion. On the other He is being approached by the Son's of Thunder to do as Elijah once did and send fire down upon their idolatrous temple. It is a rift as old as B.C. 975. Now the same Herod that attempted to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem had attempted the same in Shechem thus giving hope of revival and Messiah's triumphant entrance on both's behalf.

The Israel of the ten tribes is a case study in being initially right at the beginning of the divide in regards to their suspicions of the kingly line of Judah and the plentiful abuses waged on them, a division divinely ordained, yet it soon came to a long perpetuated disobedience though (starting at kjv@1Kings:12:26-33) steering themselves far astray from the true worship, manufacturing for themselves a religion that later became heavily influenced by Babylonian and Assyrian idolatry. There was never a king from the Israel side of the divide ever recorded as doing anything but evil in the eye of the LORD because of this religious shift. While Judah did have brief occasions of good kings, they were few and far between. Independent Judah far outlasted Israel by God's hand alone in preparation for the work here of the Messiah, before HIM ending it/Judah as well. Being right in the first respect in no way guarantees being right in the remainder just as being wrong initially (perhaps throughout) doesn't mean that God isn't going to stick to HIS expressed means.

The story of the Old Testament isn't a story of a tremendous people that faithfully did tremendous things for God, it is a story of a tremendous God going about what HE had to accomplish amidst a largely unfaithful people. If HE had to wait for a people faithful enough to do it for HIM HE would still be waiting. That is not to ridicule this chosen people, it is to ridicule sinful man as a whole (if them then certainly all the rest of us).

Note that there does seem to be a receptive audience wanting to follow Jesus in Samaria. While as a whole they may be rejecting Jesus going on to Jerusalem, individually there does appear to be some traction with His message and His intentions.

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty

kjv@1Kings:11:31 @ And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:

kjv@1Kings:12:27 @ If this people go up to do sacrifice in the house of the LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the heart of this people turn again unto their lord, even unto Rehoboam king of Judah, and they shall kill me, and go again to Rehoboam king of Judah.

kjv@2Kings:17:24 @ And the king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Ava, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel: and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof.

kjv@Nehemiah:4:2 @ And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned?

kjv@Ezekiel:16:51 @ Neither hath Samaria committed half of thy sins; but thou hast multiplied thine abominations more than they, and hast justified thy sisters in all thine abominations which thou hast done.

kjv@John:4:25 @ The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.

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