Today’s passage: Luke 9:37-45
- Jesus’ sadness at the lack of faith in the people could have been aimed toward the man and his son (Or Israel as a whole), or He could have been referring to His own disciples who failed to have faith (Believing in the power of God as opposed to their own – Matthew 17:19-20).
- Jesus’ disciples followed Him around willingly for three years. Even they did not understand until God graciously opened their minds (Luke 24:45).
- Man never overpowered God. Jesus was delivered into the hands of men by God’s design for God’s glorious purposes.
Questions to consider:
- What was of primary interest for the different people in this passage? What did the people marvel over? What stuck out in Jesus’ mind? How does faith change our perspective on the events of the world?
- Why would the disciples have been afraid to ask what Jesus meant? What didn’t they want to admit? What would this reveal about their hearts at the time?
- Who is in complete control of events and of our understanding of spiritual things? Whose power are we under before God graciously intervenes and saves (Ephesians 2:1-5)? How should we respond to these truths?