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