Saturday, May 1, 2021

Luke 6 Devotional Thoughts by Stephen Taylor

Luke 6:17

He went down with them and stood on a level place. 



I was reading in Luke this morning, and right before Jesus starts teaching the Beatitudes, it says “He went down with them and stood on a level place....”. I was like, “Why is that important enough to mention?” Then the Holy Spirit laid it on me: Jesus wants us to know that He is approachable, that He will meet us right where we are, and even though He is our Savior, He doesn’t hold that over our heads or treat us less-than!! What other King do you know that would go to His subjects and do that?


When I think of a King, I think of someone who talks down to His people and treats them as lower than Himself!! But not Jesus. He is saying, “Let’s make this a level playing field and go to God together!!” That’s the heart of our King!!


If anyone in the history of the world had the right to consider Himself better than anyone else, it was Jesus. But He didn’t!! He wants us to know we can come to Him with anything at any time, and He will be right there to greet us with open arms!!


If Jesus didn’t consider Himself better than anyone, else then neither should I!! The last time I checked, the ground was even at the foot of the cross. We have all fallen short, and luckily for us, His blood is enough to cover us all!!! Thank You, Jesus!!!!


I love you all, God bless, and Glory to God!!!!!!!!



Luke 6:40

The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.


Burdens are meant to be shared, crosses are meant to be carried, and love is how they will know that we are His! Jesus is the Teacher, and we are the students. Everything He did, we should also do. It’s easy for me to get caught up in “I can’t,” instead of “He can.” The truth is I can’t do a lot of things. I can’t love the way He loves, I can’t forgive the way He forgives, I can’t even serve the way He serves, but what I can do is fully surrender my life to Him and allow the Holy Spirit to use me and to lead me down the path to be more like our Teacher.


Too often, I put unrealistic expectations on myself, and when I do, I fail. I bring shame and condemnation on myself, and the Lord is saying, “I never called you to do this on your own or do anything I wouldn’t do Myself. Rest in Me and allow Me to lead you down this path!” If Jesus wants us to accomplish something, He will make the way!!!


I encourage you today to rest in the fact that He came, He conquered, He rose, and He is alive and well in the heart of each believer and on His throne in Heaven, and He is coming again! It’s not our job to do things for Christ, but rather let’s do them with Him!!! It’s not our job to be the Teacher but to be trained by Him and for His glory!!!! We are all students of someone, so it’s up to us to choose the correct Teacher!!! Let’s learn from the only King who traded His life for ours!!!


Be trained, Be bold, Be humble, and most importantly, be found in Christ!


I love you all, God bless, and Glory to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!!!





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