Monday: 2nd September, 2019
Reference text: Luke 4:16-30
Luke 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
A custom happens to be defined one way as “something you usually do”. Therefore, among many things, others should not be surprised to see to do it and it should also be attributable to you. In other words, you should be identifiable by what is your custom. The clearest example is seen in music where artists adopt a signature sound or line of melody which precedes all other lyrics in their song and once that is heard, no other identification is necessary.
So today, I want us to look at our lives also:
what actions, traits and attitudes have we exhibited over time that others will attribute to us, associate with us or point everyone else to us?
As a custom: do you say kind words or are you known only as the harshest critic?
Are you recognised as one who enjoys the presence of God as a custom?
Do you make time to affect the lives of those around you positively or do you just don’t really care?
That is an inexhaustible list but beloved, what is your custom? What one action can you best be identified with? That is the word that went through my head as I read today’s account of Jesus in Nazareth- His custom of visiting the Synagogue each sabbath. That was His, so what is yours?