Daily Devotion Text

February 26, 2018

Luke 2018-02-26

By carmenhsu In Devotion Text, Luke with Comments Off on Luke 2018-02-26
  • Journal
  • Bible Text

    Luke 15:1–10 (ESV)

    1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”

    3 So he told them this parable: 4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

    8 “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? 9 And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ 10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

  • Reflection Questions
  • Luke 15:1-2
    • Compare and contrast how the “tax collectors and sinners” and the Pharisees approached Jesus.  What does this reveal about the Pharisees’ attitude toward “sinners” and their view of themselves?
    • How does my view of myself affect how I will approach Jesus?

    Luke 15:3-10

    • What are two ways you can see the value of the lost items in these parables?
    • What is God’s view of me?
    • How should this parable change my view of myself and others?

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