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9/29 Luke 23-24

These last  2 chapters of Luke cover the trial, crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection.  In Luke 23 we read about the criminals crucified with Jesus.  It is a true example of the believer and unbeliever.  One hurled insults at Jesus and wanted him to get him out of the situation he was in.  The other must of been a believer because for one, he blasted the other criminal for what he was saying.  Two, he feared God.  Three, he asked Jesus to remember him.   Whether those simple words equated to belief in Jesus and acceptance, we cannot be sure, but it must of been.  Jesus’ next words were to say to the criminal “today you will be with me in paradise”  It kind of reminds me of the way Zacchaeus received his salvation.

39One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!”

40But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”

42Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”

43Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”

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