Welcome back to the Good Morning Guys Study through Luke! I pray your past week of study was beneficial to your growth in your relationship with Christ.
If you’re new, feel free to jump right in and follow along. Everything you need for this week is below, including this week’s Bible Reading Plan, Reflection Questions, and Verses of the Day. Don’t forget to check back on Wednesday for my weekly blog post.
Here’s This Week’s Bible Reading Plan
Monday: Luke 16
Tuesday: Luke 17
Wednesday: Luke 18
Thursday: Luke 19
Friday: Luke 20
The Reflection Questions for the Week
Many say that they love God but they spend their lives sacrificing to get more money. This is not about the size of our bank accounts but the condition of our hearts. A poor, greedy, jealous person may serve money more than a rich, grateful, generous person. God knows the truth about our hearts by what we do with our money in secret.
Are you tempted to serve money? In what ways and how do you overcome it?
Jesus tells the apostles that if they had faith the size of a mustard seed, they could uproot a mulberry tree. A mulberry tree has deep and strong rots and a mustard seed is tiny. Jesus says this right after telling the disciples to forgive offenses done to them. Many times, relational wounds run deep. Through faith God can restore relationships. It’s not about the size of the problem or our faith, but the size of our great God.
In what area of your life do you need to increase your faith today?
The persistent prayer of the widow is an example of how we must continue to pray and not give up. God does not delay in answering because He is waiting to be changed, but because He is doing a changing work inside of us. God is good and He wants us to pray to Him day and night.
Are you discouraged in your prayer life right now? Have you given up or given only minimal time to prayer? There is power in prayer! What has God laid on your heart that you should be praying more for?
Chapter 19 -Thursday
Jesus came to seek and save the lost. Jesus came to seek and save you! This is the heart of the gospel.
How long have you been saved? Never let the excitement of this truth and the passionate love God has for you grow cold. Reflect on the fact that Jesus knows your name. How does that make you feel?
Everything belongs to God, but Jesus recognizes the authority of the government. When the government does not oppose God’s commands, we are to obey.
As Christians, we all have a dual citizenship. We are citizens of the country we live in and citizens of the kingdom of God. How does this truth make a difference in your life?
The Verses of the Day
Monday: You cannot serve God and money. -Luke 16:13
Tuesday: If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea,” and it would obey you. -Luke 17:6
Wednesday: Always pray and do not lose heart. -Luke 18:1
Thursday: For the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost. -Luke 19:10
Friday: Render to Caeser the things that are Caeser’s, and to God the things that are God’s.
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I’ll see you back here on Wednesday for our weekly blog post.