Friday Devo

Scripture Reading:

Luke 10
22 “My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
23 Then when they were alone, he turned to the disciples and said, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you have seen. 24 I tell you, many prophets and kings longed to see what you see, but they didn’t see it. And they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn’t hear it.”

Commentary from the ESV Study Bible:

All things have been handed over to me by my Father. This reveals the profound divine self-consciousness of Jesus, as well as the supreme authority of the Father within the Trinity, by which he has delegated authority over “all things” to the Son. “All things” probably refers to everything needed with respect to the carrying out of Christ’s ministry of redemption, including the revelation of salvation to those to whom he chooses to reveal the Father. no one knows the Son except the Father. In both Jesus’ incarnate state and his eternal state as Son, the Father and the Son share an exclusive relationship, including a direct and immediate knowledge of each other.

Study Questions:

  • Earlier in chapter 10, Jesus warned his disciples not to be too excited about the spiritual power and authority they possessed. Rather, they should rejoice that their names were written in the Lamb's Book of Life. We see another glimpse of this in verses 22-24. First, he's letting them know that they only know the Father because he has chosen to reveal himself to them. The same is true for you if you are a Jesus follower. He has revealed himself to you so that you were able to see the truth and accept it. You are chosen. You are an adopted son/daughter of the Most High God because he wanted you. He pursued you. Think a little about what this means. How does it make you feel? How should it make you behave?

  • You should also rejoice today because of what Jesus says in verses 23-24. You are truly blessed because you have seen and heard what so many prophets and kings longed to see and hear. Reading through the Old Testament, every prophet of God spent their lives pointing people towards the Messiah who was to come. Think about that. They would've LOVED to have the knowledge that is now at our fingertips. They only had a foretaste of the personal and intimate relationship with God that is now ours through Jesus. Spend some time today being thankful to God. Write out some prayers of gratitude to the One that chose you!  

Pray:

  • That you would realize that you were chosen.
  • That you would remember to live in gratitude.

This Week's City 7:

Try to commit to memory! 

6. Is the Bible God’s word? Jesus proved He is God by rising from the dead and said the Old Testament was God’s word and gave authority to the Apostles to write the words of the New Testament under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit so that all the words of the Bible are God’s Word.
(Matthew 5:18; Luke 24:27, 44; John 14:25-26, 15:27, 16:12-13, 17:20; Acts 2:42; Ephesians 3:5; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:16-21)

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