Chapter-a-Day Luke 4

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That set everyone in the meeting place seething with anger. They threw [Jesus] out, banishing him from the village, then took him to a mountain cliff at the edge of the village to throw him to his doom, but he gave them the slip and was on his way. Luke 4:28-30 (MSG)

Truth does not win popularity contests. Doing what’s right can as easily get me banished as earn me any sort of reward. In fact, I’m reminded that doing anything at all can place a target on my back. Some days, no matter what I do, someone is mad at me and (rightfully) mocking my failings and shortcomings.

Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.

I can stop and keep my head down, or I can keep moving forward. Time to lace up my walking shoes.

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One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Luke 4”

  1. 13That completed the testing. The Devil retreated temporarily, lying in wait for another opportunity.

    Last night at youth group we discussed spiritual warfare a bit along with Satan’s tempting. The youth were really intrigued by the discussion and shared of times when they felt “darkness” and the name of Jesus had been used and feeling went away. The striking thing in today’s Message is that the devil will leave you alone, for a while, if you demand him too in Christ’s name. However, he only goes into waiting, to strike you again when you aren’t ready or on your guard. God, put a strong protection around me today to keep the devil and his demons away.

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