Listen Up!

“Let these words sink into your ears; for the Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men.” Luke 9:44 (NAS)

It’s striking to hear the Lord say, “Let these words sink into your ears.” Luke had also previously quoted Jesus as saying:

“The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed and be raised up on the third day.” Luke 9:22

I ask, is this not the most important fulfilled prophecy of them all?

You can’t say Jesus orchestrated it all without admitting he’s God. All along it was a trap for Satan, and he even let him know upfront he’d be raised up on the third day. It was a fool’s run.

It’s also interesting that the word for “delivered” means betrayed. In his band of men was the very one who would carry out the deed. He must not have been listening!

You might say Luke the writer wasn’t there. Matthew who was there had Jesus making the same predictions (Matthew 16:21-28). Tell someone Jesus predicted his death and resurrection, and it came to pass exactly as he said. Let this sink into their ears. Be ready for “how do we know he rose again?”

Besides the hundreds of eye witnesses by far complying with the rules if evidence, respond as the once blind man did, “I was blind and now I see.” (John 9:25)

Has all this sunk in yet?

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. Been studying the Word for nearly 45 years and counting.
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