Carefully Investigated

Today's devotion from Luke 1:1-38. Blind faith is a phrase that get's thrown around pretty often. Yet, I don't believe we are called to embrace it. Throughout the Old Testament, God offered insights and evidence to those seeking to know Him. He revealed Himself in a variety of ways because He is not intent on hiding. Follow the ministry of Jesus in the Gospels, and you will find that He, too, demonstrated His divine nature in many ways. No. God is not hiding Himself from us so that we have to follow Him by a faith that is blind.

We find that Luke was not about to accept this idea. In the introduction to his writing, Luke explicitly states that he has carefully investigated everything. He has left no stone unturned regarding the person and work of Christ. His intention was not to record something different from others who witnessed and testified in writing about Jesus, but to create a compilation that was a bit more accurate, historically and chronologically, for others.

Why?

He tells Theophilus his purpose in verse 4, "so that you may know the certainty of the things about which you have been instructed." (Luke 1:4, CSB) His reason for writing is not to try to create a religious text, per se, but to simply to present the truth in such a way to give certainty to those who are seeking answers about what they've heard and been taught.

It is not a sin to think. It would be a tragedy, however, to cling to a blind faith when we serve a God who inspires authors to, "compile a narrative about the events that have been fulfilled among us, just as the original eyewitnesses and servants of the word handed them down to us." (Luke 1:1-2, CSB) All this, so you may know the certainty of the things about which you have been instructed.