This passage, according to Luke, Jesus quoted in his hometown church in Nazareth. It points to one convinced of his call by God to bring the good news -- the prophet senses that his call is one of release and hope for his people. Here is a view of the exile -- a period of slavery -- and then the day of delivery dawns. Not vengeance but, rather, rescue and deliverance. Verse 8 is a great thing to know about God. God loves justice and hates wrongdoing. Verse 10 follows with a promise of rejoicing in such a God. The whole passage is permeated with divine and delicious hope.
Are you paying attention? Or are you paying attention to the wrong stuff? A voice that sounds a lot like Wisdom as we met her in Proverbs begs us to learn from past experience, so as not to spend money when we can get free stuff. The first generation liberated from Egypt died in the desert because they didn’t learn. And when the people pointed with oohs and ahhs towards current events, Jesus asked them to learn from the past to recognize that some things are not as significant as the eternal choices.
The government has finally woken up to the fact that the health of our children in this country is threatened by their food. For two generations, since World War II, food has become increasingly processed and the era of the fast food meal is well and truly with us.
Karen hates church. She feels it's a place where people are brainwashed. She thinks the people who go to church are weak, looking for a crutch in sermons that tell them how to behave. Karen clearly has an issue with established religion.