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Luke 1:3-4

Luke 1:3–4 (ESV): "3 it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught."

Certainty comes by careful consideration of the facts. Most folks live in some level of skepticism because they are unwilling to investigate a matter fully or receive the truth as it is written. Thankfully we have documentation of the life of Jesus through the Gospel writers to increase our faith in the facts and give us certainty relating to the Gospel message.

Luke was a physician and a traveling companion of the Apostle Paul. The Holy Spirit inspires him to document the account of Jesus to a man named Theophilus whose name means "lover of God." This Gospel is the only one that has a sequel, it's called Acts. Theophilus may have already been a Christian that was struggling to believe the message of the Gospel or was on the verge of becoming a believer. The Holy Spirit inspires Luke to lay out the facts regarding Jesus to give Theophilus and all generations to come confidence in the Gospel.

Are you skeptical of the Gospel friend? God has gone to great lengths to give us a faith-generating center to dismiss doubt, the Word of God. Don't doubt, investigate. What does the Word of God say about your questions? You will be required to exercise faith but no more than you do when reading the account of George Washington or any other historical figure. God has given us His Word to reveal who He is and who He has made us to be. Read it, study it, believe it, and you will have confidence in it, amen?

Father, we thank You for using men like Luke to pen the Word of God that reveals who You are and the plan You have for humanity. Help us to take our doubts to the Word and use it to build faith-generated certainty regarding our faith we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
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