Day 9-April 26

Luke 17-18

Observation: God is not like the unjust judge. Jesus’ point is that if an unjust judge eventually gives in to provide justice, we know for certain that a good and just God will do the same. The application: keep praying. 

Question: Is Jesus God or not? When Jesus answers the rich, young ruler it makes it sound like Jesus is saying He is not God. I suspect His real goal is to cause the man to think about who he is speaking to. The Bible makes it clear that only God is good, but also that Jesus is God and thus good. 

Application: I am only a servant doing what is expected of me. I need to remember this so that I don’t begin to think God owes me something. 

Prayer: Lord, I know I don’t deserve anything good, but I give You thanks that in Christ You have blessed me in every way and invited me to come close to You with boldness. 


  1. A recurring theme throughout these chapters is we should be humble, servants of God, and so Jesus. Our roles in the church and as Christians are to serve, not look to be served, I’m not a fan of The Message Bible, but I think it presents a though provoking way of looking at Micah 6:8:
    Micah 6:8 (MSG) But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don’t take yourself too seriously – take God seriously.
    How will we serve Him today?

  2. Confused, chapter 18:32, Jesus will be handed over to the Gentiles…. I thought it was the Jews as well as Gentiles?

    • (Author)

      You are right. One does not have to exclude the other. He already mentioned being delivered over to the Jewish authorities in Luke 9:22. It had to be both for Him to die the way that had been foretold-the cross, the Roman form of punishment.

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