3/30 – Destroy A Samaritan Village?

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?


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2 Responses to 3/30 – Destroy A Samaritan Village?

  1. Mary K

    To me the phrase steadfastly set his face on the journey…means Jesus was determined not to miss the mark.

  2. Jimmy Haynes

    Thanks Mary K. It also says this was why the Samaritan village did not receive Jesus: “they did not receive Him, because His face was set for the journey to Jerusalem (53). I am a little puzzled by that statement.

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