The Bible teaches us that Jesus grew up in Nazareth, a relatively small town 65 miles north of Jerusalem. It was there, toward the beginning of His ministry, that He entered the synagogue on the Jewish Sabbath day (Saturday). During the service, He stood and read from the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me … to preach the gospel to the poor, … heal the brokenhearted, … [and] preach deliverance to the captives” (Luke 4:18).
Jesus Christ was able to find insight and guidance in the scriptures, which provided clarity. We too can find answers and strength as we search the scriptures. Over the next two days, open the Bible and find a passage that personally inspires you and guides you. If possible, try to find verses you’ve never read before, or take familiar verses and look for a new perspective on their meaning.
Which Bible story inspires you the most? Which one have you always wanted to learn about?
How can you apply what you’ve read to your own life and experiences?
How can we make more time in our day to search the scriptures for inspiration?