Luke 4 Devotional Commentary

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Luke 4:1

'This is My beloved Son in Whom I am well pleased,' were the wonderful words of encouragement that thundered from heaven when the Lord Jesus fulfilled all righteousness.. by being baptised, by John in the Jordan river. Christ's earthly ministry and three year trek to Calvary's bitter cup, which had been prepared for Him before the foundation of the world.. was about to begin.

The first Adam had failed miserably to fulfil

Luke 4:14

At His baptism, the Lord Jesus was endowed with the Holy Spirit when the Spirit of God descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, after which Jesus, Who had been filled with the Holy Spirit, was led away from the Jordan River into the wilderness where He fasted for forty days and was tempted of Satan - and triumphed.

At the beginning of His ministry, we discover the Lord Jesus to be both supported by the Spirit and led by read more...

Luke 4:18

For thirty-three years, the God of the universe stepped out of eternity into time. He broke into the timeline of the earth's history as the perfect Man, in order to secure redemption for all who would believe on His name.

He was the anointed One Who would redeem His people, as foretold by the prophets of old. He came as God incarnate – fully God, yet fully Man so that His shed blood would pay the full price of mankind's bottomless swamp of sin.

Luke 4:18

Jesus had been teaching the good news of the gospel of the kingdom to the lost sheep of the house of Israel for over a year. God's kingdom had finally arrived for He was indeed the promised King of Israel Who will one day sit upon the throne of His father David. Jesus was the prophesied Jewish Messiah and Saviour of the whole world Who will one day bring in His eternal kingdom - for He is King of kings, Lord of lords, and God incarnate.


Luke 4:19

The Lord Jesus is the perfect manifestation of the grace of God, and on one specific day in the little synagogue at Nazareth He stood up to proclaim His revolutionary mission: that He was the promised Messiah of Israel and that He had come from God to address the enormous humanitarian problems on earth.

Jesus revealed that He would deal with poverty, sorrow, bondage, suffering, and oppression. He had come to proclaim the year of read more...

Luke 4:40

We are fallen sinners living in a corrupted world, and we are incapable of keeping God's Law. We sin because we are born sinners. We were born dead in sin which means that that it is impossible for us to keep God's perfect Law. We know what is right but are unable to do it, and we know what is evil but often do things we know to be wrong. Paul put it this way, "The good that I want, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not read more...