December 09 - 13
Monday— Read: Luke 3:1-6 Think: Now read Isaiah 40:3-5 and think about what Luke is doing with this citation. Pray: Ask the Lord to show you how you can ‘prepare the way for the Lord’ in your life.
Tuesday— Read: Luke 3:7-14 Think: How would you characterize what The Baptist says to the crowds, tax collectors, and soldiers? Pray: For insight in what good fruit looks like.
Wednesday— Read: Luke 3:15-20 Think: Focus on verses 17 and 18—if all you had were these two verses, what exactly is the “Good news?” Pray: Talk to the Lord about baptism and its meaning in your life.
Thursday— Read: Luke 3:21-22 Think: What was Jesus doing when the heavens opened up, besides being baptized? Pray: Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you what would please the Father in some specific issue in your life.
Friday– Read: Luke 3:23-38 Think: We usually skip genealogies, but why do you think Luke would put this the genealogy right after Jesus’ baptism—right after the phrase “You are my beloved Son” Pray: Work backwards in your prayers and pray through your own genealogy—as much as you know of it.