Day 23 — 40 Days of God’s Favor

Day 23 — Monday, March 27th

Title: Finding Favor Through Jesus

Scripture: Luke 4:16–22

16 And [Jesus] came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written, 18 ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.’ 20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them, ‘Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’ 22 And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth.”

Main Idea: Jesus in his ministry inaugurated the “year” of the Lord’s favor, and it continues to this day.

For Hungry Readers: Everything that Jesus did in his life and that he now does through his church is the expression of God’s favor toward humanity. Jesus is the ultimate expression of God’s favor, for he saves, heals, frees, delivers, and offers sinners a relationship with God. To experience God’s favor in all its fullness, draw near to Jesus.

Faith Declarations: I trust in Jesus Christ to save me from sin and all its effects.