The custom, the regular weekly pattern for Christ, was to spend His Sabbath in the synagogue. Do you have any regular, customary, spiritual disciplines? If so, what are they? How committed to them are you? If you do not have any regular disciplines, what would be the first thing you would need to get in place?
The light shines forth. Jesus announces His message and His mission in Nazareth. Look back at Luke 4:18-19. What was Christ sent to do? What was God’s assignment for Him? What have you been saved to do? Do you think it would be the same mission God the Father gave to His son?
Continue reading Luke 4:20-27. What is Jesus’ message to them? Regardless of what these people were saying, Jesus knew their hearts. They would eventually reject Him. We need to be careful of our own hearts as well. How do you respond to the sermon preached on Sunday morning? What do you do with the words that are preached to you? Do you take the Word of God to heart and into your life?
Read Luke 4:28-30.
1. What is the response of the people to what Jesus says? What do they do?
2. What does Jesus do in response?
3. Think for a moment about Jesus’ response to those who were trying to attack Him. Do you get frightened when you think of the responses of men? How can this passage speak to that fear?
REFLECTION AND PRAYER
Ask God to give you ears to hear His message and to help you understand His heart so that you can follow Him in obedience, without compromise, even if it means enduring great opposition.
TAKING THE TRUTH TO HEART AND BRINGING IT TO LIFE
Choose one truth from today and apply it to your heart. Take it with you throughout the day.