Re:Verse reading–Luke 4:14-30 (day seven)
Human nature tends to cause us to think of ourselves uniquely. Our heart tells our mind that we would never fall down the same traps as everyone else. Warned of great danger ahead, we scoff, thinking we are different somehow than all the other people who have ever walked this earth. We do this with Jesus too. He calls us into discipleship with him, and as He tries to shape us we give Him that “unique” spiel, “Jesus I’m different than all those other people, I don’t need the restriction, I don’t need the beginner stuff. Just walk a mile in my shoes and you’ll see.”
In that moment, our pride is beaming. We mean well, but our self-assessment is flawed beyond comprehension. Jesus did walk a mile in our shoes. He came down to earth to show us exactly what He would do this week if He were in our shoes. Frankly, He didn’t even have to show us, it was already written in Isaiah.
If Jesus were walking in your shoes this week he would take care of the poor, he would take care of the captive, he would take care of the blind, he would take care of the oppressed, he would take care of the widows, and he would take care of the foreign lepers. Jesus would seek out those things this week. He is here to help whomever is in spiritual or physical trouble today. Jesus already walked two miles in your shoes, and that is what he did. What are you going to do?