Psalm of the Day: Psalm 45
Proverb of the Day: Proverbs 26:1-14
Scripture Reading: Luke 4:33-44
We should notice, secondly, in this passage the almighty power of our Lord Jesus Christ. We see sicknesses and devils alike yielding to His command. He rebukes evil spirits and they come forth from the unhappy people whom they had possessed. He rebukes a fever, and lays his hands on sick people and at once their diseases depart, and the sick are healed.
We cannot fail to observe many similar cases in the four Gospels. They occur so frequently, that we are apt to read them with a thoughtless eye, and forget the mighty lesson which each one is meant to convey. They are all intended to fasten in our minds the great truth that Christ is the appointed Healer of every evil which sin has brought into the world. Christ is the true antidote and remedy for all the soul-ruining mischief which Satan has wrought on mankind. Christ is the universal physician to whom all the children of Adam must go if they would be made whole. In Him is life, and health, and liberty.
This is the grand doctrine which every miracle of mercy in the Gospel is ordained and appointed to teach. Each is a plain witness to that mighty fact, which lies at the very foundation of the Gospel. The ability of Christ to supply every need of human nature to the uttermost is the very corner-stone of Christianity. Christ, in one word, is "all." (Colossians 3:11.) Let the study of every miracle help to engrave this truth deeply on our hearts!
Prayer for the Day: Dear Lord, help me to rely on the power of Christ rather than my own power or temptation from Satan.
Action Plan: In what areas of my life do I need to rely on God's power more? How can I do this?
This devotional was taken from The Gospel of Luke by J.C. Ryle published in 1858
and adapted by Pastor Tim Lewis of New England Shores Baptist Church.