Day 4/260: Read Luke 4
Why was Jesus sent to earth? In the prophecy of Isaiah that Jesus read, we see an outline of His ministry here.
“To preach the gospel to the poor.” People who are caught up in the physical treasures of this life are often spiritually bankrupt. Jesus encourages us to “lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven” (Matthew 6:19-21) because if our treasure is there, our focus will be there.
“To heal the brokenhearted.” Jesus offers comfort and rest to those who are weary (Matthew 11:28-30).
“To proclaim liberty to the captives.” The opportunity to be freed from slavery to sin is found in Christ (Romans 6:16-23).
“And recovery of sight to the blind.” Those who reject God and ignore Jesus are in darkness; those who accept the truth found in Scriptures see that Jesus is the light that drives away darkness (John 8:12).
“To set at liberty those who are oppressed.” No longer do we have to be held down by Satan; no longer do we have to be under his control. Jesus gives us the liberty to live in righteousness through faithful obedience to His Word (James 1:21-25).
Memory (Fill in the blanks)
Luke 5:31-32: Jesus answered and said to them, “Those who are well have no ______________ of a ______________, but those who are sick. I have not come to ______________ the righteous, but sinners, to ______________.”
Pray for your spiritual life, that you may seek the riches of the Scripture, in which you may discover the healing from sin and liberty from evil. Pray for the sight offered by Christ.