That you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught.—Luke 1:4
The Jesus story penned by Luke is clear in his thesis. He wrote his account of what he saw so that mankind everywhere would have certainty. While some contest the accuracy of the story and dismiss its reliability, Luke was not confused; he was certain. Certain about what he saw and experienced and stacked it on with his writing—The Gospel of Luke. There are only three tests that prove the reliability of any historical document; biographical evidence, internal evidence, and external evidence. Luke's writing is just that, it's his first-hand journal entry of the life Jesus stacked onto the plethora of evidence that we continue to find year after year. And while we can stack the evidence a mile high, it still comes down to a decision of certain faith.
DO THIS: Be certain in faith.
PRAY THIS: God, while everyone's faith wavers, thanks for giving the world just enough evidence to believe. I pray that this time of year many will see the evidence and respond in certain faith to the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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