Continuing with Luke and Lent today there are only two chapters, enjoy!
March 25: Luke 4, Deuteronomy 28 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Luke 4. Jesus ministry starts with his Temptation in the wilderness, from which we get the 40 days of Lent. At every temptation initiated by Satan Jesus quotes scripture to show his total reliance on God and His word. Satan also uses scripture, so watch out! Going to his hometown of Nazareth Jesus fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah 61, but in his hometown he is rejected. Going forward, Jesus casts out an Unclean Spirit and heals many.
Deuteronomy 28 specifies blessings for obedience and lots of curses for disobedience.
Luke 4, the Temptation of Jesus, Jesus rejected, Isaiah 61 prophecy fulfilled, Jesus casts out an Unclean Spirit and heals many.
The devil is good at using scripture to tempt the believer!
The Dead Sea Scroll of Isaiah is 54 segments long. Jesus had to scroll down for quite some time before he found the passage, even though he knew where it was!
Notice, Jesus ended the reading of Scripture in the middle of the sentence. We now still live in the time between “the acceptable year of the LORD and the day of vengeance of our God”!
Naaman was a Syrian, and there was no love lost between the Syrians and the Israelis.