04/02/19 – Luke 9:51-10:12; Psalm 74:1-23; Proverbs 12:11
Sometimes it takes only a single word to describe the intensity that Jesus applied to fulfilling His mission of providing a means of salvation to all peoples.
Luke 9:51 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.
Did you note the adverb that speaks volume? It is “resolutely” (steadfastly in some translations.) The Greek word is sterizo and per Strong’s Concordance common uses include: (a) I fix firmly, direct myself towards, (b) generally met: I buttress, prop, support; I strengthen, establish.
This one word tells us that Jesus knew his fate and, yet, would not be deterred in any way from fulfilling His Father’s will. And we are blessed …