Wednesday, June 11, 2014

+DEV+ We Like Predictability

Date: June 11, 2014 12:25 AM
Topic: +DEV+  We Like Predictability

We Like Predictability

"They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill in order to throw him down the cliff. But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way." Luke 4:29-30

Scripture Focus: Luke 4:14-30

Many of us like predictability. We're comfortable with the expected. Perhaps it's because it gives us the illusion that we're in control. 

When Jesus taught in the Galilean region, He received praise from all who heard Him. Then He traveled to His home town of Nazareth. 

The people of Nazareth thought they knew Him. After all, they had watched Him play as a child. They had seen Him help Joseph in the carpenter shop. So they expected Him to behave the way all the hometown men behaved. How dare He declare Himself a prophet over them? Worse yet, He compared them to lepers! 

Mob mentality reigned. They took Him to the top of a cliff to throw Him off. "But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way" (vs. 30). 

Some might argue this wasn't a true miracle. Yet Jesus displayed His power in a clearly divine manner. He could not have walked through the crowd any other way. Sometimes a miracle is not found in signs or wonders, but in recognizing God for who He is when He is in our midst.

Insight: How has the Lord acted in unexpected ways in your life? Expect the unexpected as God works for your good and His glory!

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