Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 22, Luke 2:22-38 Jesus' first temple visit

According to The Law, the mother and new born child must make an offering 40 days after birth. Some would argue that neither Mary or Jesus need to be purified but it was still The Law and Jesus was here to complete all of The Law. That they bought two doves reflects their state of poverty. My focus today though is on Simeon and he un-named prophetess. These two people had an on-going relationship with God and the Holy Spirit spoke to them. Note that they are not clergy. Sometimes I think bible scholars can get too caught up in the study of the word and miss out on God Himself. None of the temple priests recognized Jesus. I think that most of us know at least one person who is not clergy who has that close relationship. I think it happens when one is not concerned so much with the letter as with the spirit. 

Today's workout  30:00 any cardio

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