Certainty Is Here
That you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught. — Luke 1:4
I think this statement by Luke is very strong. His reason for writing to his readers is to give them certainty. He wrote his recollection to give people in his day and people like you and me certainty about the things Jesus said and did.
But we all know that some will contest that Jesus was God by contesting the accuracy of the Bible. But Luke was not confused. He was certain. Certain about Jesus. What he saw. What he heard. So certain that he ensured the survival of his testimony by writing it down in the book we call the Gospel of Luke.
But to give you just a little certainty, did know there are only three tests that prove the reliability of any historical document. Any historical writing. They are biographical evidence, internal evidence, and external evidence. And Luke's writing is just that. It's a first-hand testimony of the life of Jesus. But today we can add to this a plethora of archeological evidence that we continue to discover year after year. And while we can stack the evidence a mile high, people will still contest it because faith still comes down to a personal choice, we each must make about Jesus. Luke made his choice and so must you.
So, this Christmas season, if you are a follower — believe with certainty. Believe with the same faith and certainty as Luke, and maybe your certainty will be the certainty that others need this time of year.
ASK THIS: Are you believing with certainty?
DO THIS: Have faith brother.
PRAY THIS: God, I confess your Word is all the certainty I need. Amen
PLAY THIS: Born of God.
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