Be not shaken in mind or troubled.

Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.” But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit. And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts?” Luke 24:36-38.

Jesus in upper room

     Troubled, tarasso; Strong’s #5015. To unsettle, stir up, agitate, disturb, trouble. Tarasso is used in a physical sense (John 5:7), but its primary use in the NT is metaphorical. It expresses mental agitation from fear or perplexity (Matt. 2:3; 14:26); a disturbance in the spirit (John 11:33; 13:21); stirring up of a crowd (Acts 17:8,13); confusion resulting from false doctrine (Acts 15:24; Gal. 1:7; 5:10).

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me…” 

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Jan 08, 2013 @ 22:15:02

    The good doctor Luke gives us a picture of a post-resurrection visit by our risen Lord. After Jesus showed them that He was flesh and blood, and after eating in front of them, “Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures (v. 45).”

    I pray that God would open our minds in the same way so that our hearts may not be troubled.

    God’s blessings my friend…


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