S: …so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. Luke 1:4 (NIV)
O: As a physician, Luke, was trained to look at details and facts. Although there is no certainty about who Theophilus might have been, there is no question as to why Luke recorded the book of Luke and Acts – “so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.”
A: I want to be certain about my faith. I want to know more about You, Jesus. Even though there are things I’ve been taught, I know there is always more to discover about You.
That’s why I read and study the Word of God. I want to read and uncover these truths for myself! Every time I come to Your Word with an open and hungry heart, You satisfy my desire with more truth! It doesn’t always happen all at once, and sometimes a sermon or commentary helps to bring understanding, but it never fails, the more I read the Bible the more certain I am of the things I’m learning – and the more I want to know.
P: As I begin to study the Gospel of Luke, God, would you give me knew eyes to see fresh revelation? Thank You for the “fact checkers” like Luke, God. Thanks for inspiring Luke to record the stories of Jesus – that we might also be able to know the certainty of the things we’ve been taught. Every time I approach Your Word, Father, may I come with a desire for You to tell me more. May I never lose my hunger for the Living Word of God, and may I always be a student of Your Word.
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