May 4 – Fulfilling

Read: Luke 4:16-30

And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” (Luke 4:21 ESV)

Have you ever finished accomplishing or doing something and felt completely fulfilled? Fulfillment is a mysterious and elusive thing. Some people clamor and claw for it their entire lives.

I can’t imagine being in the shoes of one of those people who had known Jesus his entire life and hearing him stand up to say that he was the fulfillment of Scripture. It probably would’ve been pretty tough to deal with. I mean the Bible basically says it was because the same crowd of people tried to kill him.

Jesus was unique. He was prophesied about. He was the Messiah. He was the fulfillment of Scripture. He found his fulfillment in Scripture.

While you and I are not quite as unique, special, or privileged as Jesus —we too can find our fulfillment in God’s purpose for our lives. There is something we are supposed to do. There’s something we are supposed to accomplish. There is something God has promised. Finding that, doing that, hearing that, will lead us to the kind of fulfillment we can only have in God.

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