Monday March 4
Third Week of Lent
Lord, I trust in your plan
  • 2 Kings 5:1-15
  • Psalm 42:2-3; 43:3-4
  • Luke 4:24-30

Jesus enters the synagogue, reads from the book of Isaiah and the people respond to what they hear him say. Jesus shows the significance of the Lord’s chosen and anointed one. The widow in Zarephath and the Syrian Naaman were chosen for particular tasks by God. A prophet is often not welcomed or accepted by people who know or associate the prophet, as they do not fathom the calling of the chosen one, yet God is farsighted knowing everything about the anointed people in entrusting them with his mission.

He knows the capabilities and weaknesses of a person when he equips one with his strength and spirit to carry out his blessed work. Although the “prophets are not welcomed or accepted in their own native places”, the Lord has planned their missions as they have been called before they were conceived, for God foreknew them and loved them. Although the people rose in fury to throw Jesus off a cliff, they did not succeed as nobody could hinder God’s plan and purpose.

PRAYER: Abba Father, open our eyes to grasp your plan and act on it. Amen.

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