If you’re following the schedule, you should read these chapters today: Exodus 6, Luke 9, Job 23, 1 Corinthians 10. Click on any of those references to see all the passages in one long page on BibleGateway. If you can't do all the readings today, read Luke 9.
Luke 9:57-62 records some of the various responses Christ received about discipleship. In verse 57, a man volunteered to be Jesus’ disciple but Jesus told him that the job came with no secure accommodations. Although the text does not say so, the implication seems to be that this was a deal-breaker for that would-be disciple.
In verse 59, Christ called a man to follow him. The man was willing but only after he buried his dead father. Christ seemed unimpressed by this response. What do you think Jesus meant when he said, “Let the dead bury their own dead?” What principle does this seem to establish for those who want to be Jesus’ disciples?
Now for your thoughts: What stood out in your Bible reading for today? What questions do you have about what you read? What are your thoughts about what I wrote above? Post them in the comments below or on our Facebook page. And, feel free to answer and interact with the questions and comments of others. Have a great day; we'll talk scripture again tomorrow.