He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at him intently. 21 Then he began to speak to them. “The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!
He just knows His purpose and what He desires for humanity: FREEDOM. His focus is pretty clear - I have come to liberate you from all of your limitations. Therefore, I now have permission believe for freedom in area of my life that is captive.
I also loved how He said this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.
Yes, I was thinking about that statement too: “Today this scriptures has been fulfilled in your hearing.” I was meditating on who He was speaking to: the people He grew up with, former playmates in the audience who would’ve heard Him share this, other families that His father would’ve done business with. And It’s interesting to see how they got offended at Him.
In Jesus their day of true salvation had come, but because they struggled to see past how they already knew Him, they grew offended at His statements about His mission toward them.
That got me thinking about how, when I don’t see Him clearly, or when I get offended, I turn away from the One who brings salvation.