A daily dose of spiritual exercise for men in various stages of their Christian walk

– Pray – Read Luke 3:10-20 “His winnowing fork is in his hand to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” Luke 3:17 – Observe Here, John proclaims three tasks for Jesus: separating the good from the bad, saving the […]

– Pray – Read Luke 3:1-9 “John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, ‘You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?’ ” Luke 3:7 – Observe Jesus called the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law a brood of vipers. John called everyone a brood […]

– Pray – Read Luke 2:49-51 “But they did not understand what he was saying to them.” Luke 2:50 – Observe Even though they did not understand at the time what Jesus was saying, Mary remembered the words. She treasured these details in her heart. (v. 51) The lack of understanding comes from a major […]

– Pray – Read Luke 2:36-48 “when Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth.” Luke 2:39 – Observe The Law required Mary to wait 40 days, and then make the sacrifice. So, Jesus was about a month and a […]

– Pray – Read Luke 2:25-35 “Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.” Luke 2:25 – Observe Luke is the only one who records this man. I wonder how many people God’s spirit […]

– Pray – Read Luke 2:13-24 “and to offer a sacrifice in keeping with what is said in the Law of the Lord: ‘a pair of doves or two young pigeons.’ ” Luke 2:24 – Observe This indicates that Joseph and Mary could not afford a one-year-old lamb and were taking the alternative offering of […]

– Pray – Read Luke 2:1-12 “So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.” Luke 2:4 – Observe So, all the angels and exciting proclamations surrounding Jesus’ birth took place in Bethlehem, not […]

– Pray – Read Luke 1:67-80 “to rescue us from the hand of our enemies and to enable us to serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.” Luke 1:75 – Observe Who is the enemy that causes fear and hinders us from serving God in holiness and righteousness? It […]

– Pray – Read Luke 1:57-66 “Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.” Luke 1:58 – Observe The injustice of a righteous couple being barren was finally removed and the whole community rejoiced and was encouraged. Justice WILL prevail eventually! And they were probably […]

– Pray – Read Luke 1:34-45 “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!” Luke 13:45 – Observe ‘Blessed’ means ‘worthy of honor and praise’. Over and over, God honors those who believe without seeing. We who have accepted God’s offer to adopt us as His […]

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