Other Accounts of What You Read in Luke 9
Understanding the Scriptures
|Scrip (v. 3)||Traveling bag|
|Tetrarch (v. 7)||Ruler or governor of a region|
|Victuals (v. 12)||Food|
|His countenance was altered (v. 29)||His face and appearance was changed|
|Decease (v. 31)||Death|
|It teareth him (v. 39)||It throws him into convulsions|
|Suffer (v. 41)||Allow, endure|
Luke 9:5—“Shake Off the Very Dust from Your Feet”
When one of the Lord’s servants shakes the dust off his feet it is a testimony that those whom the Lord sent him to teach refused his fellowship and message. It signifies that he is not accountable for the judgments that follow upon those who rejected him. Elder Joseph Fielding Smith, then a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, said that “the performance of such a responsibility should not be done unless the Spirit of the Lord indicates that it should be done” (Church History and Modern Revelation, 4 vols. [1946–49], 1:115).
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you study Luke 9.
Based on what you have read in Luke 9:23–27, 57–62, write one or two paragraphs on what it means to truly follow Jesus and why a person would want to do so.