With Certainty

Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21:

Since many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning and ministers of the word have handed them down to us, I too have decided, after investigating everything accurately anew, to write it down in an orderly sequence for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may realize the certainty of the teachings you have received. Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news of him spread throughout the whole region. He taught in their synagogues and was praised by all. He came to Nazareth, where he had grown up, and went according to his custom into the synagogue on the sabbath day. He stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord. Rolling up the scroll, he handed it back to the attendant and sat down, and the eyes of all in the synagogue looked intently at him. He said to them, “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.”


The world will always question the authenticity of the Bible and who Jesus Christ is.  That will always be the “way of the world”, because it’s run by the father of lies (satan) who will always roam about the world seeking, like a lion, to devour Souls until Jesus comes again (1 Peter 5:8).  The Gospels are clear on the facts surrounding Jesus.  Early in His Gospel, St. Luke uses words and phrases to underscore these facts like “fulfilled”, “eyewitnesses”, “decided”, “investigating”, “accurately”, “orderly”, “realize”, and “certainty”.  God Promises anyone that if they “ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and you shall find: knock, and it shall be opened to you.  For every one that asketh, receiveth: and he that seeketh, findeth: and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8).  Unfortunately, far too many people fall for the lies, deceit, and deception of the devil – it’s one of the reasons why Pope Leo XIII instituted the St. Michael the Archangel Prayer in 1884.  So, when we find ourselves having moments of doubt and/or questioning Divine Scripture and Who Jesus is, we simply need to “ask, seek, and knock” and God Promises to deliver the Divine Wisdom to “receive, find, and open” the Truth…with certainty.

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