The Uncomfortable Reality of Association With Jesus
Luke has examined the theme of different reactions to Jesus both by those who believe and those who do not.
One of the first indicators that problems might arise for Jesus’ disciples came in Jesus’ sermon on the plain.
(very important to consider…Righteousness with Christ is not indicated by wealth, prestige, and love, but by humility, weeping, and a hunger for righteousness, and even hatred of men.)
At the end of chapter 9, Jesus taught three different men, and by extension those listening to him, about misplaced priorities. Why must those priorities and commitments be in place?
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Whatever it means to be a disciple of Jesus requires love and commitment to him above everything and everyone else, including ourselves. Part of the reason for this is the reality of the place of his followers in the world.
I wonder how many, if any of us, take Jesus so seriously that we would die in faithfulness to him.