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The Daily Fountain Daily Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 18 October 2019 – Luke A Worthy Physician And Evangelist

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TOPIC: Luke A Worthy Physician And Evangelist

READ: Luke 10:1-9 King James Version (KJV)

  1. After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go.
  2. Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.
  3. Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.
  4. Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road.
  5. But whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’
  6. And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you.
  7. And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house.
  8. Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you.
  9. And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’


Today is set apart in the Lectionary to commemorate St. Luke the Physician and Evangelist. St. Luke is believed to be the author of The Gospel According to Luke, and The Acts of the Apostles. Luke was devoted to what was good and productive. He was not a Jew but a Gentile (Colossians 4:11; cf 4:14). Moreover, he was not an eyewitness and minister of the Word from the beginning (Luke 1:2). Notwithstanding his background, the contributions he made in the spread of the gospel surpass that which some Jews and earlier disciples of Christ made. Similarly, it does not matter what our background was before coming to Christ, all that the Lord is looking out for is for us to be willing so that He can supply the power.

We need to note that Luke was Paul’s fellow worker’ (Philemon verse 24) who remained faithful while others deserted him (2 Timothy 4:10-11). Let us learn from Luke that we must remain faithful to the cause of the gospel in this depraved world.

Luke records this command by Jesus to His disciples: Heal the sick who are there and tell them, The kingdom of God is near you” (Luke 10:9). Indeed, Luke the Evangelist, in obeying this command, wrote the 2 books which bear the good news that can heal the broken hearted and bind up wounds” (Psalm 147:3); strengthen the weak and make bold those who are afraid (Isaiah 35:3ff). Likewise, we must see the Gospel as medicine that could cure souls, and join in the spread of it to bring the perishing into the kingdom of God.

PRAYER: Dear Father, grant that I may be devoted to what is good and live a productive life in Jesus Name. Amen.