Day 206 – July 25, 2021
Scriptures: 1 Chronicles 11, Luke 13
In our Chronicles reading, we begin the journey with David as king. We also hear of the exploits of his mighty warriors. David takes Jerusalem, and it becomes known as the city of David.
In our Luke reading, we see Jesus’ attention and intent turn towards Jerusalem as well. Jesus doesn’t see much of the faith he has been looking for in Jerusalem. He’s found more on the outskirts and the unexpected people than the religious leaders in the city of David.
Today’s connection I would like to mention the mighty warriors and the disciples of Jesus. There is a bit of a Jesus juke that happens here. While the warriors are mentioned for their great exploits in battle, Jesus celebrates those who are least in the Kingdom. The first will be last and the last will be first in the Kingdom of God. People will be coming into the kingdom from the north, south, east, and west. All people are welcome to enter the new Jerusalem, the heavenly city.
The characters in this story who will be celebrated will not be the mighty warriors of renown, but the humble saints, who give their life to Christ.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.