GOD, I HAVE BEEN ENJOYING THE BIBLE READING PLAN YOU HAVE BEEN WALKING ME THROUGH. I’M SORRY TO BE SO LATE GETTING THEM ON, BUT WITH YOUR HELP WE’LL GET THEM ON LITTLE BY LITTLE.
NO RUSH. JUST CONVALESCING WITH YOU, AND FOLLOWING YOUR LEAD IN SHARING WITH OTHERS.
YOUVERSION (A BIBLE APP YOU HAVE BLESSED ME WITH)
IS DOING A PLAN CALLED LENT: REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF JESUS.
Day 7 of 47 for Lent Plan – “Jesus Rejected at Nazareth”
Reading: Luke 4:16-30 KJV
- Luke 4:16 said that it was Jesus’ custom to go to the synagogue on the Sabbath. Why do you think He chose this day of the week?
– Because the words “as was His custom” were referring to the fact that He was on Nazareth, the city He grew up in, and it was the custom of the Nazarenes to go to the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stand and read scriptures.
- What scroll did Jesus read from?
– The book of the prophet Esaias (which is Isaiah)
- After Jesus finished speaking, how did the people in the synagogue feel? What did they do and what was the outcome?
– They were upset with Jesus so much that they wanted to throw Him down their high hill head first, but Jesus slipped away.
- Worship: Write down one attribute of God and worship Him for who He is.
– Respectful. Thank You, God, for teaching me how to be respectful of Your word and Your ways by being an example for me.
- Prayer: Pray for yourself – your needs, concerns, desires, dreams.
- Remembrance: Think of a time you’ve felt rejected. How did you handle it? What could you have done differently?
– Foster Care…. the day I got tired of being lied to about going home and fought to be taken home, but everyone worked together to force me out of the car, and Mom & Dad went on home, but left us there. I screamed and fought to keep them from making me get out of the car. Once they had me out, I broke free and chased the car down the hill. When the young boy who was sent to get me pinned me down to the ground, I kicked and screamed and fought as hard as I could to get free, all the while screaming, ” I HATE YOU! YOU’RE NOT MY DAD!” Then I convinced the boy I would agree to calm down only to deceive him and run back down the hill. Eventually they were gone and I just went to my room crying, and cried myself to sleep.
I could have been bettered behaved. There was sense in crying like I did. I should not have been deceptive, nor fighting, and it was cruel to tell my Dad I hate him, and even more cruel to tell him he was not my Dad because while I didn’t mean it the way Mom told us, nor did I understand anything about all that, Dad could have taken it that way, or simply been crushed.
I need to be more careful with my actions, my words, my spirit, and my integrity regardless of the situation. My pain doesn’t give me the right to hurt others. Thank You for being with me, God. For being with my Dad! For being with all of us.
- Self-Examination: Do you feel accepted or rejected by others in your life? Share your thoughts.
– A little of both most days, but God’s love is always greater, ESPECIALLY when sent through so many souls who bless me… IN ADVANCE! ❤ 🙂 ❤
A Kind Act
- Thank someone for serving in a government or public service role.
The young men at the voting polls who thanked me and Sandra for voting.