Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Ever been stuck in Luke 6?

I have been there before and I am there again... Luke 6. How in the world does one get past such a chapter?

I do not want to leave, I want to linger just a little longer and savor the wisdom and the words of Jesus. This past week I have been reading the same words again ... and again each morning.

Love your enemies... yeah, right. We know that verse, we can quote it. But do we know how that verse (35) continues? 

Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting  to be repaid. Then your reward will be very great, and you will truly be acting as children of the Most High, for he is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. 

Lend to our enemies without expecting to be repaid? I'm not sure how that works out in real life, but I do not know of anyone who ever did this.

He is kind to those who are unthankful and wicked. Excuse me? God is kind to the wicked?

It feels like I have to push the reset button of my faith and start all over again, because the more I read the Bible, the more I realize I do know not anything :)
have you ever been there?


  1. Some of my friends and I have said a person can read a passage 50 times and read it once again. That added time will have something different stand out .

  2. Yes, Marja, I have been where you are, and will be again, I'm sure. God quickens the truths to our minds at particular junctures in our lives. We think we know something, then we realize what we know would fit in a thimble. And we have to re-learn it for a new chapter. Thank God for his patience with us! Love, Jen

    1. Yes, thank God for His patience, sometimes I feel I know nothing, at other times I delight in knowing the scriptures :) Well, we keep going forward!


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