So that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. Luke 1:4
Luke is familiar with making sure he gets things correct as a physician. He closely examines patients, asks the right questions and listens for answers to make the proper diagnosis. Luke approaches his biography of Jesus in the same careful way. He diligently questions those who actually saw and heard Jesus. He hears from those who’ve believed, and he “carefully investigates” every detail. Because of his careful research, Luke knows what he tells Theophilus is not just true but the Truth in which he can place his faith.
Luke gives us a factually-true history of Jesus in all he writes, from John the Baptist through Jesus’s return to heaven. However, what Luke writes is more than just history. He shares Truth upon which we can build our lives and place our faith. It’s the difference between “truth” as an accurate recording of all Jesus said and did and “Truth” as a solid foundation upon which we can build our lives.
Addressing our tendency to worry, Luke records Jesus’s words to his followers: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear…But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well” (Luke 12:22 and 31). Because of Luke’s diligence and Scripture being “God-breathed,” we need not worry about what to eat or wear. The Bible is both “true” and “Truth,” so we can build our lives on Jesus.
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
Listen as Ada Bible Church’s Worship Team sings In Christ Alone. Use the lyrics to remind you of the solid foundation of Jesus Christ. “In Christ alone, my hope is found. He is my light, my strength, my song. This cornerstone, this solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm.”
2022 BIBLE MEMORY PRACTICE
Develop spiritual roots and tap in the power of God’s word by memorizing monthly a Bible verse! View previous verses at beyondtheweekend.org/biblememorypractice.
Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.