Christ in Luke continues the series of devotions called, "The Words of Christ." In the book of Luke the emphasis is on God's sovereign rule over history. Luke presents the Lord Jesus Christ as the Savior of the World.
9 And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost."
Luke 19:9-10, NKJV
This page continues the series of devotions called, "The Words of Christ." Luke's emphasis is on Jesus being the Savior for all: Jews and Gentiles, alike. He presents the case of God being sovereign over history as he reveals Jesus being the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy through His life, death, burial, and resurrection.Jesus is, indeed, the promised Messiah.
Beginning with the miraculous birth of Jesus and then continuing with the life and ministry of Jesus, Luke, the doctor, gives us a complete view of the teachings of Christ.
Christ came to seek and to save the lost. As such, we see Him interacting with the poor and lowly of this world, while often turning away from the showy, self-righteous religious leaders of the day. Luke warns us to avoid the love of money, lest our hearts be turned away from seeing who Christ is. The love of the world and the things in it can easily choke the truth of God from our very hearts and lives.
As we walk through these devotions from the book of Luke, let us remembers the words of Hebrews 12:2 (NKJV):
Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Let us find ourselves to be looking unto Jesus who is the author of our faith, and the finisher of our faith. He left all of the glories of heaven, endured the cross, despised its shame, and now sits at the right hand of God, the Father, making intercession for us.
What an amazing God we serve. He saved us, He keeps us, and one day will bring us home to live with Him forever!
God Bless You,