Reflections on Luke 1 (Day 1)

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As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I’m participating in the Good Morning Girls’ Living Like Jesus Bible Study, which studies Luke 1-8 over eight weeks. During that time, I’ll be posting some of the reflections here that I share in my small group. My goal is to post every day during the week – Monday through Friday. If you’d like to join this study please go to the GMG website for details. I’m also available to lead a group. If you’d like to start one with me, email me.

Scripture - Luke 1:1-4 (MSG)

So many others have tried their hand at putting together a story of the wonderful harvest of Scripture and history that took place among us, using reports handed down by the original eyewitnesses who served this Word with their very lives. Since I have investigated all the reports in close detail, starting from the story’s beginning, I decided to write it all out for you, most honorable Theophilus, so you can know beyond the shadow of a doubt the reliability of what you were taught. 

Observation

I admire Luke. He wasn’t an apostle. He was a doctor. He didn’t have his own first hand accounts of Christ. Yet he pens a gospel that shows Jesus Christ as the Messiah.

Application

There have been too many times that I have talked myself out of being a witness for the Lord because I didn’t feel qualified enough. Luke shows me that if i make a sacrifice (he gave up his medical career), and use the resources I do have (he knew many people who had first hand knowledge about Christ) that I can proclaim Christ effectively too.

Prayer

Lord, please forgive me for making excuses for disobeying and not witnessing about you. Help me to see and be thankful for the resources You’ve given me. And help me to be a good steward of these resources, using them in ways that bring glory to Your name. In Jesus’ name, amen.