June 17, Reading 3 – Luke 17:20-18:14

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SAA Notes

These words of Jesus in verses 22-30 should ring in our ears whenever we read any book on the last times! This parable of the persistent widow challenges us to persevere in prayer. What do you need to persevere in prayer about this week?

SJA Notes

“Remember Lot’s wife.”

Lot’s wife turned back from the path God had set to all that Sodom had to offer. She sought to preserve the worldly things, earthly kingdom stuff.

We are to remember what happened to her, specifically in respect to where our hearts are, which kingdom we are in.

See Jesus’ words at the beginning of the passage today,

“… For behold, the kingdom of God is in the midst of you.”

This is the kingdom we pray that the Lord will bring about, both now on this earth and then in all its glorious splendour.

But the other kingdom, we are to leave behind. The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.

Let us remember Lot’s wife.

* Almighty God,

Please help us each day to fix our eyes on You, that we would seek Your face, go about Your work in Your kingdom.

Please help us to leave behind the earthly kingdom and all its trappings. The desires of our broken hearts that are in opposition to You.

Please Lord, help us today.

Amen.

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