Wednesday, December 4, 2019

December 4

One of my favorite portions of scripture is when Jesus stands up in the synagogue and reads from the book of Isaiah.

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.” Luke 4:18-19

It was a “mic-drop” moment! He rolled up the scroll and sat down! Then he tells them that scripture has been fulfilled within their hearing. He told them who he was, but all they could say was, “Is not this Joseph's son?” Then, because he chose not to do miracles because of their unbelief, they ran him out of town, and tried to kill him! These were the people in the church! Do we not do this same thing today? As Christians, we must find kindness in our hearts so we avoid treating other believers like this. 

The reason I love this scripture so much is because Jesus isn’t talking about physically setting captives free, or opening the eyes of the blind, though he did; his mission was not about the physical, but the mental, because that’s all you can take with you upon leaving this earth. He wants to set us free from what sin has done to our minds, and see things the way he sees them.

Today, ask Jesus to show you where you are still captive, and to open your eyes where you have been blinded.

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