11 Oct Luke 4:20-21

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20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

Jesus chose to read only one verse and sit down. It would be the equivalent of someone saying something so profound, then dropping the mic. Those in attendance were shocked at the wisdom of this little boy they had seen grow up. It was as if they were proud because they felt they had a part in raising him, since it was such a small town. Often, we feel proud when our kids, or a loved one does something that other people deem as impressive. It is not wrong of us to feel this way, especially when we had a hand in raising that person, but we must be careful of who gets the glory. All the good in our lives, our kids, and loved ones, is because of Jesus and He must be the one who ultimately gets the glory.