Wednesday, July 9

Luke 8:39 - Did you read that too fast?

Jesus speaking to the demon-possessed man He had just healed.

"Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.
Don't read it too fast. Read it one more time to see if you get it.
"Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him.
There's a parallel in the two sentences. Let me show you with some formatting:
"Return to your home,
and declare
how much
God
has done for you."

And he went away,
proclaiming throughout the whole city
how much
Jesus
had done for him.
Return to your home = went away
declare = proclaiming
how much = how much
GOD = JESUS
has done for you = had done for him

It's a great little signal flare from Luke, telling us of the divinity of Jesus. But you miss it if you read too quickly.

4 comments:

andi rozier said...
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andi rozier said...

these are the m.w blogs i LOVE!
thanks bro.

dbenkert said...

I agree - very nice westy. Thanks!

beloved268 said...

Or maybe the guy disobeyed Jesus by giving him glory instead of God. What an ungrateful...


;-)

Nice work, stud.