Our God Is Greater!

Scripture Reading – Luke 4:38-44
S.O.A.P. Reading – Luke 4:42-43

Scripture:

At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. But he said, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.”

Observation:
Jesus went to recharge his battery and the people followed. They were trying to keep Him with them. But Jesus reminded them that there were other people in the world besides themselves and that the message was for everyone to hear. 

Application:
Not only was Jesus telling them that he was going to spread the message of the Kingdom of God, but, in his typical humble way he was instructing them to do the same. 

Skipping back up to verse 41 and yesterday’s reading of Luke 4: 31-37…
I was reminded that even the demons know who Jesus is and the power he has. They knew what he was capable of and why he was here. The fled at his name. He further demonstrated his power by silencing them so that they would not reveal who he was. 

Even when we feel far away for that power he is close to us. He can overcome any obstacle that is set in our way to him, no matter who put it there. Our God Is Greater!!!!

Prayer:
Lord, I praise you for your power. I praise you for your love! Help me to remove the doubt that stands between us. Help me to trust in your name. Help me to share that love with others and direct them to your Kingdom. Amen


2 thoughts on “Our God Is Greater!

  1. I was struck with 3 points today in our reading. First, Jesus healed Simon’s mother-in-law and immediately she got up and served HIm. I think we too must get up when He touches us and Serve (wait) on HIm. Second, I love that Jesus CHOSE to go to what my Bible calls “a deserted place”, other places say wilderness. I think of how many people Pray so desperately to get out of the “deserted” places of their life, when instead we should look around for God in them. If Jesus chose to go there, then He must be there. Third, I thought of how the people tried to keep Him from going to the masses in other places. This mirrors a religious spirit to me, that tries to “stand in the door” to keep those who are different out. Sometimes we, the church, stand in the way of Jesus getting to the lost and dying world.
    These three points made me pray about things/opinions in my life that mirror or don’t mirror the people of this passage. I want to Wait upon Jesus, Look for God in the deserted place , and NEVER stand in the way of Jesus people getting to Jesus 🙂

    • Thanks for sharing Lana. Those are great insights! We do often abandon the service part when we receive healing. It is the “we need him most n the bad times but forget about him in the good times” syndrome. I also can see how I stand in God’s way of reaching others. I am joining you in your prayers!

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