Thursday, October 14, 2021

#REDChallenge | Week 41 | Day 287 | Thursday, October 14, 2021 | Matthew 13; Luke 8

#REDChallenge | Week 41 | Day 287 | Thursday, October 14, 2021 | Matthew 13; Luke 8

Matthew 13

Luke 8

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Day 285 | Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | Matthew 11

Day 286 | Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | Matthew 12:22-50; Luke 11

Day 287 | Thursday, October 14, 2021 | Matthew 13; Luke 8

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  1. He replied, “You’ve been given insight into God’s kingdom. You know how it works. Not everybody has this gift, this insight; it hasn’t been given to them. Whenever someone has a ready heart for this, the insights and understandings flow freely. But if there is no readiness, any trace of receptivity soon disappears. That’s why I tell stories: to create readiness, to nudge the people toward receptive insight. In their present state they can stare till doomsday and not see it, listen till they’re blue in the face and not get it. I don’t want Isaiah’s forecast repeated all over again: Your ears are open but you don’t hear a thing. Your eyes are awake but you don’t see a thing. The people are blockheads! They stick their fingers in their ears so they won’t have to listen; They screw their eyes shut so they won’t have to look, so they won’t have to deal with me face-to-face and let me heal them.
    Matthew 13:11‭-‬15 MSG

  2. “But you have God-blessed eyes—eyes that see! And God-blessed ears—ears that hear! A lot of people, prophets and humble believers among them, would have given anything to see what you are seeing, to hear what you are hearing, but never had the chance.
    Matthew 13:16‭-‬17 MSG

  3. “Study this story of the farmer planting seed. When anyone hears news of the kingdom and doesn’t take it in, it just remains on the surface, and so the Evil One comes along and plucks it right out of that person’s heart. This is the seed the farmer scatters on the road.
    Matthew 13:18‭-‬19 MSG

  4. “The seed cast in the gravel—this is the person who hears and instantly responds with enthusiasm. But there is no soil of character, and so when the emotions wear off and some difficulty arrives, there is nothing to show for it.
    Matthew 13:20‭-‬21 MSG

  5. “The seed cast in the weeds is the person who hears the kingdom news, but weeds of worry and illusions about getting more and wanting everything under the sun strangle what was heard, and nothing comes of it.
    Matthew 13:22 MSG

  6. “The seed cast on good earth is the person who hears and takes in the News, and then produces a harvest beyond his wildest dreams.”
    Matthew 13:23 MSG

  7. All Jesus did that day was tell stories—a long storytelling afternoon. His storytelling fulfilled the prophecy: I will open my mouth and tell stories; I will bring out into the open things hidden since the world’s first day.
    Matthew 13:34‭-‬35 MSG

  8. He replied, “My mother and brothers are the ones who hear and do God’s Word. Obedience is thicker than blood.”
    Luke 8:21 MSG

  9. Those tending the pigs, scared to death, bolted and told their story in town and country. People went out to see what had happened. They came to Jesus and found the man from whom the demons had been sent, sitting there at Jesus’ feet, wearing decent clothes and making sense. It was a holy moment, and for a short time they were more reverent than curious. Then those who had seen it happen told how the demoniac had been saved.
    Luke 8:34‭-‬36 MSG