Read Luke 4 – The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye and the pride of life… every temptation known to us can be categorized in one of these three areas. Ponder that for a second. We have a Lord and Savior who knows every temptation we may be presented with… Jesus is not some holier than thou entity – he faced temptation, in every area we may come up against and he fought it off with the Word.
Notice too that the devil knows his fair share of Scripture, yet uses it to try to corrupt. Beware of those who do this. In :13 we see that the devil was finished tempting Jesus until next time. Beloved, the devil is a prowling lion. He is always on the lookout for the next time.
Next, Jesus goes to his hometown. In :22 the people were amazed by his teaching and in :28 they were furious. The truth is convicting. The people were going to push Jesus off a cliff, but he passed through the crowd and went on his way, :29-30. That is one of those little miracles that often go unnoticed; keep your eye out for miracles.
Jesus continues to teach and perform miracles throughout our chapter. In Capernaum, Galilee, he healed Simon’s mother-in-law, and her immediate response was to prepare a meal for them :39. Beloved, live in gratitude like this, always caring for those around you as long as you are able.
Our chapter ends with Jesus on the move… just as he calls us to. Do not keep the Good News in a box to be let out on Sunday mornings… take it everywhere you go, and be ready to share.🤗