Re:Verse reading–Luke 4:14-30 (day one)
Wrong holiday? Maybe not!
When Jesus returned to Nazareth, His hometown, it was quickly evident that his ideas had grown and changed. Stretched the limits of the narrow nationalism and “us first” competition with other cities.
Wasn’t a popular move. As Jesus preached a God who was good to Gentiles, a God who revealed himself on the condition of faith (see Matthew 13:58, another day in Nazareth), the people of His city were offended. Angry. Who does He think He is?!
The more a man depends on the Spirit, the less he will hold or parrot the ideas of popular society. He will be “original” in the truest sense.
Paul later gave testimony. “For me it is a very small thing that I may be examined by you, or by any human court. . . but the one who examines me is the Lord.”–1 Corinthians 4:3-4
Happy New Year, friends! Happy Independence from the thoughts of men!