14 January, 2015
Search The Scriptures – Study 11 – Luke 4:31-44
Study 11 of "SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES”IS:
1. What two facts about Jesus particularly impressed the people in the Synagogue? Note also the even more discerning testimony of the demons (verses 34, 41). Why did Jesus silence this?
2. This passage illustrates the busy-ness and urgency of Jesus’s mission (see especially verse 43). Why then did He retire to a lonely place (verse 42)? Cf., in this Gospel, 5:16; 6:12; 9:18, 28; 11:1; etc. What may we learn from this example?
1. On the nature of demon possession, see NBD, pp. 1010-1012.
2. Verse 40. The Jewish day ended at sunset. The people waited until the Sabbath was over, and then brought their sick for healing.