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Taking Divine Opportunities

And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them. – Luke 5:17 (KJV)

There is a lot of meaning in small words like, “them”, which can be easily passed over by even the best scholars. The King James literally uses “them” whereas other interpretive versions paraphrase.

Luke emphasizes the point that when Jesus was gathered with the PhD’s (smart people) and the religious the power of God was available to heal “them”. But the only one healed was a poor uneducated paralytic carried in by four friends.

So, just having divine intervention available does NOT mean it is taken.

The focus of teaching must be experiencing. I want to learn, it is essential, but the purpose of learning is to experience – to move beyond knowing Jesus changes lives but to say, “Jesus, change me!”; beyond knowing Jesus heals but to say, “Lord, heal me in every way I need it and whatever it takes!”; to be a friend and help a friend experience Christ in every way possible.

– Fritz

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