Scripture: kjv Luke1:1-4
1 Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,
2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;
3 It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,
4 That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.
I read several commentaries concerning these verses and have gathered that Luke had investigated the account of Jesus and is writing it for Theophilus, so he can know beyond the shadow of a doubt the reliability of what he was taught. Some scholars think Theophilus represents all of us, Christians who are hungry to read and learn about Jesus. That makes sense as every Word is profitable for all believers not just Theophilus.
Application: Honestly these first 4 verses were the most uneventful of all 25 that we were assigned to read and yet EVERY single Word in our Bible is significant. Every one of them is living so I have read, reread and am considering what God is speaking to us here.
Perhaps there are 4 Gospels, because Jesus life was just that important. I cannot think of any other story that is told and retold like the birth and life of Jesus but it makes sense that out of everything in our Bible THIS is the most important and worthy of several accounts!
Dear God, I am praying for a hunger and consistency amongst our ladies here as we start this study of Luke. Put a tenacity in us to commit to the reading and consideration of your Word. So many distractions and yet only one thing is needful. Please God draw us and give us revelation of what You are wanting to say.