Doctor Luke writes that Jesus tells the people to listen carefully to what he says. When they do, they will understand—and then even greater understanding will follow.
But there’s a warning, too. Those who don’t really listen will lose whatever understanding they currently have.
Listening to Jesus results in more understanding; not listening results in confusion.
If we are to understand, we need to listen to him—really listen.
[Read through the Bible with us this year. Today’s reading is Luke 7-9, and today’s post is on Luke 8:18.]
Read more about the book of Luke in That You May Know: A 40-Day Devotional Exploring the Life of Jesus from the Gospel of Luke, now available in e-book, paperback, and hardcover.
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices.
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