And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
Today's Morsel: One of the most important things to learn before traveling to a foreign country, is to gain an understanding of that country's customs and courtesies. What may be done in your country may not be allowed in another. Luke said that one of Jesus' custom was that on the Sabbath day He went to church. If we say that we are Christians and believe in Jesus Christ, then we should follow His example, we should have the same custom of going to church. As chosen children of God, we must have an appetite for the things of God. Prayer, worship, reading the word, witnessing of God's goodness to others, and understanding true Christian customs and courtesies should top our appetite list. If God calls for us to be holy, then be assured one of heaven's customs is holiness. Spend time gaining an understanding of the customs and courtesies of the Kingdom of God.
Sing: Show me Your ways, that way I may walk with You. Show me Your ways, I put my hope in You.
The cry of my heart is to love You more, to live with the touch of Your hand, stronger each day, show me Your way.
Thought for Today: Holiness is a custom of God.