Today’s Text: Luke 9:51-56
As Jesus is traveling toward Jerusalem they pass through a Samaria village that does not accept him. James and John suggest calling fire down from heaven to destroy the village. Jesus tells them they have the wrong attitude – He did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them!
Twice the text notes that Jesus’ “face was set” (‘steadfastly set’ in one case) for the journey to Jerusalem. In fact, it says this is the reason the Samaritan village rejected Him. What is the significance of that phrase “He steadfastly set His face” for the journey to Jerusalem?