First week in Lent: Wednesday 1st March, 2023

Daily Word Of God

Luke 11:29-32

The crowds got even bigger and Jesus addressed them, ‘This is an evil generation; it is asking for a sign. The only sign it will be given is the sign of Jonah. For just as Jonah became a sign to the people of Nineveh, so will the Son of man be a sign to this generation.

‘On Judgement Day the Queen of the South will stand up against the people of this generation and be their condemnation, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, look, there is something greater than Solomon here.

‘On Judgement Day the men of Nineveh will appear against this generation and be its condemnation, because when Jonah preached they repented; and, look, there is something greater than Jonah here.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • Human beings look to signs for guidance; for example, we study atmospheric changes that precede a hurricane or storm and the like.


  • Jesus told the crowd that the only sign that will be given is the sign of Jonah, the Prophet who preached repentance. Jesus not only preached repentance; He was able to forgive sins because He is the Son of God. That’s why He is greater than Jonah or Solomon.


  • For this Lent, how are you going to relate to Jesus the Son of God more deeply?