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<< Tuesday, October 18, 2016 >> St. Luke
2 Timothy 4:10-17
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Psalm 145:10-13, 17-18 Luke 10:1-9
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"I have no one with me but Luke." —2 Timothy 4:11

St. Luke was a doctor (Col 4:14). The Bible commands us to honor doctors, for their profession has been established by God (Sir 38:1). Although Luke had such a distinguished profession (see Sir 38:3), he apparently put it aside in the light of the surpassing knowledge of His Lord Jesus Christ (Phil 3:8). In the fifty-two chapters of the Bible that Luke compiled (Luke and Acts), there is hardly any indication of him being a doctor. Even when Luke presents Jesus as curing the sick, he does not insert any "doctoral" comments. Rather, he proclaims: "The kingdom of God is at hand" (Lk 10:9, our transl.).

You may likewise be distinguished by your profession, abilities, degrees, or accomplishments. You should thank the Lord for the blessings He has given you, but also be willing to forfeit everything and account all else rubbish so that Christ may be your Wealth (Phil 3:8). Like Luke, you may be called to give up a prestigious position to become an obscure disciple of Jesus. Know, however, that one day in His courts is better than a thousand elsewhere (see Ps 84:11). It is better to "be at the threshold of the house" of God "than dwell in the tents of the wicked" (Ps 84:11). Sell all to buy the precious pearl of God's kingdom (Mt 13:46).

Prayer: Father, may I empty myself as Jesus did (Phil 2:7).
Promise: "The Lord stood by my side and gave me strength, so that through me the preaching task might be completed and all nations might hear the gospel." —2 Tm 4:17
Praise: Writing about the Savior of the world, St. Luke especially emphasized prayer, poverty, and purity of heart.
(For a related teaching on Job Performance for Jesus, order, view or download our leaflet or order, listen to or download our CD 43-3 or DVD 43 on our website or order our tape on audio AV 43-3 or video V 43.)
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