HE IS GOD’S PROVISION OF GRACE
Luk 4:20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the assistant and sat down. And the eyes of everyone in the synagogue were staring intently at him.
Luk 4:21 And he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled while you were hearing it.”
Luk 4:22 And they were all speaking well of him, and were stunned at the gracious words that were coming out of his mouth. And they were saying, “This is not the son of Joseph, is it?”
not the son of Joseph
The jubilee promise came after seven Sabbaths of years, and it was to be a time of amazing grace, and powerful provision and restoration. The words from the scroll of Isaiah that Jesus read were courageous because it was owning up to that promise from God. The people had trouble believing that such a promise could be fulfilled by a mere son of Joseph. No ordinary human being could bring about such revival and restoration, and demonstrate the kind of power that Jesus did. So, the words “This is not the son of Joseph, is it?” were literally true. He is one of us, but not just one of us.
LORD, thank you for your gracious provision in Christ.