SCRIPTURE UNION DAILY DEVOTIONAL JANUARY 5, 2022 (IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT)
TOPIC: IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT
TEXT: LUKE 4: 14-21
Yesterday’s reading started with Jesus full of the holy spirit return from the Jordan……. where he was baptized by John. Today we see him return to Galilee in the power of the Holy Sprit. in the power of the holy spirit he taught in various synagogues. Dependence on God’s spirit precedes any success in ministry. Read v.16 again and note what the master’s custom was. For what are you known? What is your custom?
We noted on Sunday that John knew his mission and he focused on it. His mission was prophesied by the angel to Zechariah his father. Today, we see Jesus also clearly declaring His mission as prophesied first by Isaiah (Isaiah 61:1-2). He came to pronounce salvation to those who identify with their spiritual poverty and deliverance for those who are physically and spiritually bound by the evil one or suffering from spiritual blindness or oppression. we will see how Jesus fulfils this mission as we go through this gospel. From Christ mission statements, what should be our own mission if indeed we are His followers? Proclamation of the gospel message and care for the needy must go hand-in hand if we are to be true heralds of His Kingdom.
Help us, dear Lord, to share the gospel through our words and actions