Sep 17, 2011

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I Tell You the Truth | Luke 4:24

I Tell You the Truth | Luke 4:24

When reading the bible I noticed Jesus said the phrase “I tell you the truth . . .” numerous times during His ministry.  I don’t know about you, but when I hear the son of God say, “I tell you the truth . . .”,  I figure it is a good time to listen and try to understand what He is referring to.  Today I will analyzing Luke 4:24.

22 “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked.  23 Jesus said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to me: ‘Physician, heal yourself!  Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.’ 24 I tell you the truth,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown. 


Isn’t this so true!  It is hard for people in your hometown to view you any different after you have been saved by Lord Jesus Christ.  These are the same people that have known you from birth.  They know of all the crazy things you have done in your life and will always picture you as such.  It is kind of like Scott Norwood of the Buffalo Bills.  The guy had many successes throughout his career as a place kicker.  But in Super Bowl XXV, he lost the game for the Bills by missing a game winning field goal wide right.  (Are you kidding me that there is a Wikipedia entry on this! Poor Guy!)  No matter what he does in his life, he will always be labeled by his past.  Though you will never be accepted as changed or a profit in your hometown, we can try our best to lead by example, and maybe just maybe others will truly see that the Lord is working within you to make you new from the inside out!



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