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

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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This is like the words written in the book of Isaiah the prophet: "There is a person shouting in the desert: 'Prepare the way for the Lord. Make his paths straight. Every valley will be filled. And every mountain and hill will be made flat. Roads with turns will be made straight. And rough roads will be made smooth. Every person will know about the salvation of God!'"
— Luke 3:4-6 NLT
Illustration of Luke 3:4-6 NLT — "There is a person shouting in the desert: 'Prepare the way for the Lord."

Key Thought

Isaiah had foretold of a "bulldozer from heaven" that would make straight roads, leveling the hills and filling in the valleys, so that people could find the Savior. Does your life do that 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 in the road-smoothing work of making it easier for others to come to know Jesus.

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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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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.