J. C. Ryle on Luke 12:54-56 He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens.And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens.You hypocrites! You know how to interpret … More Ryle: The duty of noticing the signs of the times
July 25 Luke 12:49-59 (ESV) Not Peace, but Division 49 “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! 51 Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell … More July 25 Luke 12:49-59
And the Lord said, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. —Luke 12:42-43 ESV J. C. Ryle comments on Luke … More Will I be found wishing and professing, or “doing”?
July 24 Luke 12:35-48 (ESV) You Must Be Ready 35 “Stay dressed for action  and keep your lamps burning, 36 and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. 37 Blessed are those servants  whom the master finds … More July 24 Luke 12:35-48
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. (Luke 12:32 ESV) John Piper on Luke 12: This whole chapter of Luke (ch. 12) is strewn with words from Jesus about not being afraid. And in every case the contentment and peace and fearlessness and courage that he … More “Fear not, little flock”
July 23 Luke 12:22-34 (ESV) Do Not Be Anxious 22 And he said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor … More July 23 Luke 12:22-34
And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” (Luke 12:15 ESV) J. C. Ryle: It would be vain to decide positively which is the most common sin in the world. It would be safe to … More Confident in God’s superintending providence?
July 22 Luke 12:13-21 (ESV) The Parable of the Rich Fool 13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for … More July 22 Luke 12:13-21
In our reading plan, we come to Luke 12 today. In the meantime, when so many thousands of the people had gathered together that they were trampling one another, he began to say to his disciples first, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. (Luke 12:1 ESV) In the previous chapter (Luke 11:37-54), … More Chandler: Jesus tends to be for people who are really a mess.
July 21 Luke 11:37-54 (ESV) Woes to the Pharisees and Lawyers 37 While Jesus  was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him, so he went in and reclined at table. 38 The Pharisee was astonished to see that he did not first wash before dinner. 39 And the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the … More July 21 Luke 11:37-54