Day 58 (Thurs, Oct 9, 2014)

Zacchaeus and a Parable of Stewardship

31 total verses: Luke 19:1-27; John 11:54-57

Brief description of action taking place or point being made

229. Zacchaeus is converted near Jericho in Luke 19:1-10
230. Jesus is near Jerusalem in Luke 19:11
231. Parable of the servants entrusted with money in Luke 19:12-27
232. Journey toward Jerusalem for Passover in John 11:54
233. Jesus discussed by Jews and Priests in John 11:55-57

General questions

1. What is your favorite verse or set of verses? Why?
2. Did you learn anything from the reading or find anything particularly cool? What?
3. Was there anything unclear in the passage that you have questions about? What are they?

Specific questions on this passage

After Completing the Bible Reading

Broader outline of each section of passage

Luke 19:1-10. This was an eventful trip to Jericho. Coming into the town, he healed Bartimaeus, the blind man. And then when he got into Jericho, the tax collector, Zacchaeus, climbed a tree to see Jesus. And Jesus looked up in the tree and honored Zacchaeus by saying that he must stay at his house. And in response, Zacchaeus gave have of his possessions to the poor, and promised to restore fourfold the money he may have cheated people out of. And Jesus rejoiced that Zacchaeus had repented and entered the kingdom of God.

Luke 19:11-27. Jesus tells a parable about a nobleman who goes off to be appointed as king, giving a mina each to ten different people. One of them made ten minas from his one, and when the king returned he was commended and put over ten cities. The same thing happened to another one who earned five minas and was given five cities. But the one who failed to multiply because he believed that the king was a harsh person was condemned by the king. And the king also got revenge on those who tried to prevent him from becoming king.

John 11:54-57. The religious leaders made plans to arrest Jesus if he came to Jerusalem for the Passover feast, but they debated among themselves whether he would even come.

My favorite passage and other random thoughts

My favorite verse is from Luke 19:10 “‘The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost'” (ESV). Jesus said this about the way Zacchaeus changed, and it reflects the heart of God towards people. He doesn’t want anyone to be separated from God, and rejoices greatly when people draw close to him.

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