Friday – Prophets
Reading – Isaiah 61-63
“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.”
Isaiah 61:1 NLT
These are the words that Jesus read in a synagogue in Luke 4. When Jesus confirmed that the words were spoken about Him, the Jews turned on him and tried to throw Him over a cliff. I don’t think they were convinced that He was the Messiah.
Today, relatively few practicing Jews believe there will even be a Messiah.
Among all the world’s population, people who believe that Jesus is the Messiah are a small minority.
This verse by itself is enough to sadden me at that fact. The things that they miss out on!
He brings joys in the midst of poverty.
There is no greater healer from hurt than Jesus.
There is no one at all besides Jesus who can free us from the bonds of sin.
And those are just what this verse mentions. How rich are the mercies and blessings Jesus brings!
What has trusting in Jesus blessed you with?
If you haven’t trusted in Jesus, what’s holding you back?