What Jesus Did! 'A Bulldozer from Heaven' — Luke 3:4-6

Friday, February 10, 2023

Isaiah had spoken of John when he said,
"He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord's coming! Clear the road for him! The valleys will be filled, and the mountains and hills made level. The curves will be straightened, and the rough places made smooth. And then all people will see the salvation sent from God.'"
— Luke 3:4-6 NLT

Key Thought

Isaiah had foretold of a "bulldozer from heaven" that would straighten and smooth the roads, level the hills, and fill in the valleys so people could find the Savior. Does your life do these things for others? Does it help them see Jesus more clearly? Does it show the transforming power of God at work? All of us are called to be like John, to make the road to Jesus a little easier for others to navigate so that FINDING Jesus is not an obstacle to FOLLOWING him.

Today's Prayer

O Lord God, please use my life to influence others to come to know your salvation. May my life never be a stumbling block, but instead, may it be a help to others looking for your hope and healing. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Peter 3:13-16
  • Matthew 5:13-16
  • Colossians 4:5-6


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Illustration of Luke 3:4-6 NLT —  And then all people will see the salvation sent from God.

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.