DAY 34: FOLLOW LIKE- The Chosen 40 Days with Jesus Book2- Luke 8:1-3- “The Women who Followed Jesus”
Good evening. Great is His faithfulness.
Many Women Minister to Jesus
8 Now it came to pass, afterward, that He went through every city and village, preaching and [a]bringing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God. And the twelve were with Him, 2 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and [b]infirmities—Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, 3 and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for [c]Him from their [d]substance.
These women where extremely faithful to Christ to the end -(Luke 23:49, 55), and they were also the first to receive and also proclaim the news of His Resurrection- (Luke 24:1-10). The number seven in the Scriptures often symbolizes totality and completeness, and letting us know that Mary called Magdalene had been completely given over to the darkness before her healing.
These women helped to fund the ministry of Christ when He dwelt among us.
Other Readings-John 8:3-11: 3; Luke 8:43-48; John 4:1-30; Genesis 1:27; Psalm 139:13-14; Luke 6:12-16; & Matthew 20:16.
Prayer Focus from the Devotional
Thank God for the opportunity you have to follow Jesus. Thank Him for your brother's and sisters of faith. Ask God to help you accept and understand the Bible even when it's hard. And ask that He'd help you rest in Jesus' love for you, His unique and precious creation.
Moving Forward Questions from the devotional
What's your rescued by- Jesus story? It was in 2021 two years after my chrismation in the Orthodox Church. That day was the day we find THE CHOSEN Season 1 episode 1 changed my life it was that night the Lord put on my heart feed my lambs and tend to My sheep and have ever since that night.
In what ways have you been blessed by a brother in Christ? By a sister in Christ? I mentioned a few I. Tonight's video.
For question three I read from Matthew 20:1-16 and focused more on the parable of the vineyard talking about last and the first.
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord [a]lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.” ’
In Christ love Jared W Campbell