Today’s Bible reading from the Five-Day Bible Reading Plan: Numbers 22-25; Luke 1
For so many whose worldview or religions started in a vision from one particular person, we see here that the birth of Jesus took place in history. You have names, times, places, people–part of what Luke talked about at the beginning of his gospel:
“It seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, that you have certainty concerning the things you have been taught” (Luke 1:3-4).
Luke’s goal was to show how Jesus was worthy of worship to the Roman world in a Roman world. Between his gospel and his other work (the Acts of the Apostles), he has written more than any other New Testament writer. He went into great detail as a physician and first-rate historian, using these gifts of focus, detail, and clarity to bring us this gospel. We would do well to absorb all that the Spirit gave Luke.
Luke reminds us that we should and must use our giftings as an avenue of apologetics, defending and sharing Christ to our world in our world. That’s why God gave them to us.
What gifts and talents do you have that God could use to share His saving work among those around you?