Feb 26, 2015
Yesterday in Leviticus, Aaron and his sons started their work, and the glory of the Lord was revealed. But right after that Nadab and Abihu died because they offered an unauthorized kind of fire to the Lord.
We turn to Psalm 15, which is a psalm showing the kind of people who will be welcomed into God's presence.
3 Those who refuse to gossip
or [to/0] harm their neighbors
or [to/0] speak evil of their friends.
We turn for the second time to Luke 10. Yesterday in the first half of the chapter, Jesus sent the 72 disciples out ahead of Him with interesting instructions. A worker will be given his pay as he trusts in the Lord to provide it. And there were strong words for the villages which received most of Jesus' miracles.
5 “Whenever you enter someone’s home, first say, ‘May God’s peace be on this house.’ 6 If those who live there are [people who desire God's peace//peaceful], the blessing will stand; if they are not, the blessing will return to you.
23 Then when they were alone, he turned to the disciples
and said, “Blessed are [your eyes because of what you have been allowed to see.// “Blessed are the eyes that see what you have seen.]
24 I tell you, many prophets and kings longed to see what you [have been seeing//see], but they didn’t [get to//0] see it. And they longed to hear what you [have been hearing//hear], but they didn’t [get to//0] hear it.”
29 The man wanted to justify his [life-style//actions], so he
asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
36 “Now which of [those/these] three would you say was a
neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus
37 The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.”
Then Jesus said, “Yes, now [you also//0] go and do the same.”