Daily Bible Podcast Day 266 – Daniel 11-12, Luke 6

July 24, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles: Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.” ~Luke 6:12-16

Observation:
Before making a major staffing decision, Jesus spends the entire(?) night praying. Of the twelve He chose, eleven would ultimately prove faithful and one would betray Him. However, since prophecy required a betrayal, it can’t really be said that Jesus made a mistake with Judas Iscariot.

Application:
While most of my decisions aren’t nearly as important as picking the dozen men who will literally help save the world, I don’t do as good a job of praying for guidance as Jesus. God has guidance to give, I just often forget to ask for it.

Prayer:
Father, in my pride and assurance that I can make my own decisions I often forget to come to You for guidance. I can point to decisions that I didn’t make prayerfully that turned out both well and not so well. Help me to seek Your guidance. I know there are any number of things that I could do and still be in Your will, but help me make the decisions that fit Your plan for me the best.

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