Advent Day 12: Read: Luke 12

As I reflect on this chapter, the overwhelming question that comes to mind is this: On whom or what do I depend? Where do I turn when life is chaotic?

Jesus challenges his listeners to consider the trajectory of their lives. Dependence on self and what I can accomplish will, in the end, not be enough. Whether I depend on myself to defend the gospel or to provide for my daily needs, it will not be sufficient. It will seem wise, but ultimately fall short of the richness of the life promised by Jesus.

These phrases catch my attention today:

  1. for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what needs to be said. v 12
  2. Life is not measured by how much you own…a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God. vv 15, 21
  3. Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need. v 31
  4. You must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected. v 40
  5. You fools! You know how to interpret the weather signs of the earth and sky, but you don’t know how to interpret the present times. v 56

On whom do I DEPEND? May my dependence be more and more on the One who truly is dependable.

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