Verse 56. Sometimes Silence is obedience.
I hope you will read the account in Luke 8 to see if you agree.
The parable of the Sower is recorded and explained in Luke 8.
Please check it and see where you are with it: birds, rocks, weeds, fertile ground?
And at the beginning of the chapter, I noticed not just poor people followed YESHUA.
Some wealthy women believed and contributed to the needs of spreading the Gospel.
And then there was the account in verses 22-25.
YESHUA and His disciples, at His prompting, board a boat to cross the lake to the other side.
YESHUA goes to sleep. He takes a nap. I am thinking His physical body with its limitations was tired or perhaps there was another reason for His nap. Maybe He will tell me one day.
So He is asleep and a storm comes down upon the lake. The Boys are terrified.
24 They went and woke him, saying, “Rabbi! Rabbi! We’re about to die!” He woke up, rebuked the wind and the rough water; and they calmed down, so that it was still. source
I think we can coin the phrase The Boys were scared to death. What did JESUS say?
25 Then he said to the talmidim, “Where is your trust?” Awestruck, they marveled, asking one another, “Who can this be, that he commands even the wind and the water, and they obey him?” source
How about a little KWT paraphrasing?
“Where is your trust?”
Could we understand Him to say: ‘Do you only trust Me when you see Me actively doing or do you simply Trust Me?’
Do we only trust The LORD when we SEE Him working? When we SEE Him doing what we want Him to do?
But when He seems to be asleep, inactive, not responsive, and not awake to our needs and wants, are we really trusting Him?
Where is your trust?
It’s a valid question — we all must answer.
One more and I’ll leave the rest for you to explore.
YESHUA had/has the AUTHORITY to send demons to the bottomless pit.
Bottomless – I think it has to be for the number of occupants that will be there one day.
And please notice in those verses the demons KNOW they deserve torture.
They deserve the bottomless pit, the Abyss, the Lake of Fire (whatever term is used in the Text) and they know they belong there. People need to know and accept the same – apart from repentance torment is earned.
The demons cannot repent.
That’s really GOOD NEWS.
We need to spread it around.
Well, I shall now get on with this Thursday.