Devotion – Luke 4

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S – He then rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. And the eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 He began by saying to them, “Today as you listen, this Scripture has been fulfilled.” They were all speaking well of him and were amazed by the gracious words that came from his mouth; yet they said, “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”

Luke 4:20–22 CSB

O – Jesus comes out of the wilderness and the devil’s temptations to begin teaching.  He is widely accepted and enjoyed.  Even here, people are amazed (marveled) at his words (words of grace.)  Then, he crosses the line from teacher to Messiah.  In reading those words, Jesus makes the definitive point that the scripture is being fulfilled through Him.  And the reaction is the same as you and I today.  Some are upset, confused and questioned while others accept, rejoice and see it.  Jesus continues to be the most polarizing person even today.  The big question is “What are you doing with Jesus?”

A – Following Jesus comes with a price tag.  Some are going to love you, while others don’t.  Be resolved in your relationship with Christ to love both sides genuinely.

R – Lord, help me to do this.