Jesus went on from town to town. The fully human and fully divine one, Immanuel, God with us, the light of the world was manifesting God and His glory. Jesus is still fully alive. He is still being glorified! What have you witnessed Jesus doing in the lives of those around you even in the past few weeks?
Our Lord listened to His Father’s voice, not the voice of the world around Him. He did not work according to the culture of the times but according to the leading of His Father alone. In doing so, He showed forth the light of God’s truth. It shone in Him, as it does in us when we serve Him. For His glory, we are His light bearers as we submit to Him and His authority.
Continue reading Luke 5:17-26.
1. What is it that Jesus is most impressed with in the paralytic man and his friends?
2. What do you think true faith is? When do you find it most difficult to walk by faith?
As Christians we are so often inclined to be rule followers and good people but lose sight of who Jesus is and of worshipping Him. We don’t see the light. Until we see Him, we won’t be able to serve Him. If we don’t honor Jesus, we cannot honor God. And we cannot honor Jesus and bear His light without knowing Him. Read John 5:17-23.
REFLECTION AND PRAYER
Go on your face before the Lord Jesus and cry out that you need Him to help you know Him, to know Him as a person, to know Him as your Savior, and, even more importantly, to know Him as God!
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.