Lessons from Luke
Luke 1: 1-2
“Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. 3 With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.”
The Gospel is more important than the Gospel-writer. His name never appears in the book but because of who it is written to and the strong connections in Acts it is accepted as being Luke. May our name continue to stay hidden that His Name be seen more.
Luke was a credible person. He had experienced life as a doctor. He became a team member on Paul’s 2nd missionary journey and who continued to stay alongside him even when he was under house arrest. May we prove ourselves in the world, gaining credibility for our achievements but also the loyalty we give.
Luke wrote to someone specific, Theophilus. The name means a lover of God. But Luke calls him ‘most excellent Theophilus’ which is the title Paul gives to the Governor Felix in Acts. This indicates that Luke’s friend is a person of prominence, at least a Roman soldier but maybe higher. May God grant us more friends in higher places who can become greater influencers for the gospel.
Luke personally investigated the life of Jesus from the beginning, not just relying on other people’s experiences or what they had written, he dug further. May we all continue to dig further and pursue harder.
Luke provides a full account from the birth of Christ to his ascension. His main focus is salvation and who Jesus is as Messiah. May we not dodge anything but study and share the full gospel of Jesus Christ.