1 Kings 13:1-34

13:1-10

This prophet, though unnamed (simply, a “man of God from Judah”), is faithful to what God tells him to say; even when the words were harsh and could cost him his life.

Would that we are so bold in sharing what God would have us share!

13:11-32

Oh, the calamity that comes when we turn from the clear word of God! This faithful prophet is deceived by a lying fellow prophet and in his disobedience – even if done in deception – reaps a terrible reward!

How often do we seek comfort from a fellow brethren after a hard time; even if we are called not to?

Woe to us!

13:33-34

To see the clear word of God and His power (13:1-10) and continue in evil is the epitome of arrogance and stupidity! It is a fool who does such things!


Mark 8:11-9:1

8:11-13

What “signs” do I continue to demand of God before I will follow and obey Him fully?

8:14-21

“LORD, give us seeing eyes and hearing ears to whatever You desire us to observe and know!”

8:22-26

“LORD, open the eyes of my heart, likewise.”

8:27-30

“LORD, Jesus; You are the Christ!!!”

8:33

Ouch! Seems harsh – but whenever we have in mind “the things of Satan” instead of God’s, harsh reality is needed!

8:34–9:1

NO PROSPERITY GOSPEL HERE!!! “Take up your cross and follow Him!” That’s pretty plain! That’s pretty simple. That’s to the point!


Proverbs 3:13-22

Oh, that Solomon keep this godly Wisdom throughout his life! Oh, that we would!


“LORD, wherever I am struggling or hesitant to pick up the cross You would have me carry, discipline me, strengthen me, and give me devout, bold, and unwavering courage to do so – whatever the cost.”

Author: Scott Heitshusen

Lutheran (LC-MS) pastor in Sealy, Texas. Amazing wife, Jennifer, since 1991. Two sons, Daniel (b.1999) and Ben (b.2001). Ben has Down syndrome. Wonderful daughter-in-law, Rachel, since 2020. Jesus. Family. Others. Passionate about abolishing sex trafficking.

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