A light to the nations
After Jesus’ temptations He headed back to His hometown, Nazareth, and reading from the Scriptures, introduced Himself as the Messiah. Luke 4:14-21 recorded the fulfillment of the prophecy found in Isaiah 61:1-3. His proclamation did not go over very well. In fact His country men wanted to kill Him. The Messiah’s ministry was rejected.
“I am the Lord, I have called You in righteousness, I will also hold You by the hand and watch over You, And I will appoint You as a covenant to the people, As a light to the nations To bring out prisoners from the dungeon And those who dwell in darkness from the prison.” (Isaiah 42:6-7)
To receive Jesus’ ministry is to be healed from the revenges of sin and deliverance from its bondage. To be healed and set free is to walk in the light and to hear what else God has to say.
“I am the Lord, that is My name;
I will not give My glory to another,
Nor My praise to idols.
“Behold, the former things have come to pass,
Now I declare new things;
Before they spring forth I proclaim them to you.” (Isaiah 42:8-9)
Do these words inspire you to hear more? I pray they do. Open the Scriptures and discover these “new things; before they spring forth.”
Photo: The Pool of Siloam. A dream fulfilled. Thank You, Jesus.