Insights on Today's Reading
Today you begin reading through the New Testament in a chronological order. May God richly bless you as you see the impact Jesus Christ had on the people He met, but more so, the people who would become followers of Him. Are you one of them?
Luke 1 - Prophecies in the Old Testament spoke of a forerunner, one who would arrive on the scene and announce the coming of the Messiah. That person was John the Baptist and the angel, Gabriel, came and announced to Zacharias the priest that he and his aged wife, Elizabeth, would give birth to John. He was incredulous and doubted Gabriel's word. A discipline was announced to him that he would not be able to speak until the child was born. In the meantime, Gabriel was also sent to a virgin in Nazareth, Mary by name, and she was told she would give birth to a male child who would be the Lord! She didn't doubt that it could happen. She wondered how it would happen. The angel made it clear that the Holy Spirit would give her a child in her womb. Later, John the Baptist was born and Zacharias was ecstatic! Both he and Mary have significant messages to read.
John 1:1-14 - John reminds his readers that the Son of God was known as the Word, a name to express God's message to mankind, not only through speaking, but even more so though the Life of His Son. Jesus was the Word and became a human being, note verses 1 and 14. As the Word, Jesus was God. Though He would come to His own, they would reject him, verse 11. But all those who received Him would be saved, verse 12.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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