Daily Bible Reading: Luke 15:1 – 10
Verse of the Day: Luke 15:1 – 3 – “Now all the publicans and sinners were drawing near unto him to hear him. And both the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. And he spake unto them this parable, saying,”
Todays’ reading contains two parables leading up to the Parable of the Lost Son. All three parables go together to deliver the response of Jesus to the murmuring of the Scribes and Pharisees.
As we read these today, and the Parable of the Lost Son tomorrow, look at how Jesus narrows done the concern and care of God. He starts out with 1 out of 100, then goes to 1 out of 10, and ends with 1. He is drawing the attention to the important fact that God while caring about the whole world, cares about the individual. We too should care ad be concerned with all those around us, and the individual next to us.
Prayer: Father, help me to see the world and the individual through Your eyes. Amen.