“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Jesus headed toward home, and on the way He began to teach and news began to spread about His amazing teaching, for the Spirit was upon Him. When He reached His home town of Nazareth, the people wanted to hear what He had to say on the Sabbath. When the day came, He was handed the scroll of Isaiah and He read the verses quoted above. The scene was electric, tension and expectation were in the air…
“Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” He spoke some more and the people were amazed. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”
Jesus went on to tell them that no prophet is “accepted” in his home town, and reminded them of several instances from Scripture in which prophets did their work elsewhere for this reason.
At this, the people were angered and they tried to throw Jesus off of a cliff; so much for a hometown crowd. Yet Jesus simply strolled through the crowd and went on His way.
You might well think I’m making a stretch here, but I told you we’d see Satan again!