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Read Luke 4:14-21


Friday

Read Luke 4:14-21

14 Then Jesus returned to Galilee, and the power of the Holy Spirit was with him. The news about him spread throughout all that territory. 15He taught in the synagogues and was praised by everyone.
16 Then Jesus went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath he went as usual to the synagogue. He stood up to read the Scriptures 17and was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it is written:
18“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has chosen me to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind;
to set free the oppressed
19and announce that the time has come
when the Lord will save his people.”
20 Jesus rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. All the people in the synagogue had their eyes fixed on him, 21as he said to them, “This passage of scripture has come true today, as you heard it being read.”

Think

Jesus quotes Isaiah - "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me..."  And the work of the Spirit is the work of salvation, of rescue...  Rescue from spiritual poverty; freedom from slavery; sight for our blindness.
All through the work of Jesus.

Pray

Lord I am spiritually poor.  Help me to trust you to enrich me.  I am often a slave of my habits and my religious attitudes; set me free for relationship.  Lord I fail to see things as you see them.  Give me sight.

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