22nd Week, Ordinary Time: Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Daily Word Of God

Luke 4:31-37

Jesus went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and taught them on the Sabbath.  And his teaching made a deep impression on them because his word carried authority.

In the synagogue there was a man possessed by the spirit of an unclean devil, and he shouted at the top of his voice, ‘’Ha! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are: the Holy One of God.’

But Jesus rebuked it, saying, ‘Be quiet! Come out of him!’ And the devil, throwing the man into the middle, went out of him without hurting him at all. Astonishment seized them and they were all saying to one another, ‘What is it in his words? He gives orders to unclean spirits with authority and power and they come out.’ And the news of him travelled all through the surrounding countryside.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus’ teachings astonished and made a deep impression on all who heard Him because He spoke the Word of God with authority and truth.


  • Jesus’ Words are also powerful; they could expel demons. Are we receptive to God’s Word when we read them or hear them proclaimed to us?


  • Ponder on God’s Word more deeply and frequently and allow its power to permeate into your hearts and transform your daily living. In doing this, your life will be guided by God’s Spirit.