Daily Devotional – Doing the Work of Jesus

By on July 1, 2021
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Isaiah 61:1-3. Jesus entered the temple in Nazareth where he grew up as a young boy and man. He stood and read the prophecy and mission statement of His time on earth. 

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
    and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
    and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
    instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor.”

You would think that a perfect, sinless child would have stood out!

As a parent, I have seen how my children are born sinners. No one has to teach them to lie and try to cheat. While I love them with all that I have, I can acknowledge that they are not perfect. Imagine if Jesus was living during this time in your town or city. I am sure that the word would’ve gotten around the neighborhood about this kid that was blameless.

The community wanted to stone Jesus to death because of Him reading this prophecy in Luke 4. So why did the community want to kill the sinless and blameless man that they all knew?

Despite what the people said, Jesus stood firm in the faith and knowledge of who He was, and what was His mission on earth. The mission that Jesus came to earth with, is the same mission that we as “little Christs” should employ. Are you being effective in the anointing that God your Father has given you? Let us go out proclaiming the good news while binding up the brokenhearted.

Let’s Pray

Dear Jesus, 

Thank you for coming to earth focused and determined to fulfill Your mission on the earth. I am committed to following in Your steps and wake. I want to love and those around me for Your glory.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

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Daily Devotional – Doing the Work of Jesus