Luke 4:31-44

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.

Read Today’s Scripture—Luke 4: 31-44  

Commentary.

Luke recorded “A Day in the life of Jesus,” beginning with teaching, driving out demon, healing the sick in various forms at sunset, departing the next morning.  How do we view Jesus’ healing ministry?

It is his messianic revelation of who Jesus is—the messiah sent by God to fulfill the messianic prophets – to preach good news to the poor, to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, to recover the sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. (Isiah 42: 7; 61:1-2)

Jesus’ healing, therefore, is always understood in light of the Kingdom of God with power, authority, love, and mercy, by which Jesus healed the sick. The people who saw Jesus healed the sick tried to keep him from leaving, Jesus said, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” (43). Luke saw that the good news of the kingdom of God was to be shared widely.

Our response is to have faith, trusting Jesus’ healing power (Mark 5:25-34), and to witness Jesus Christ. (Acts 1:8)

 After Reading —- Reflection and prayer.

  • Ask yourself, “What does God speak to me today in this chapter?”
  • Pray for your healing, “Heal me, Lord,” singing healing prayer, “Healer.”
  • Pray God that the God’s word today be the way, the life, and the truth.
  • Live it out through the day.

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