22nd Week in Ordinary Times : Tuesday, 31st August 2021

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 he spoke with authority.

In the synagogue there was a man possessed by the spirit of an unclean devil, and it shouted at the top of its 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 said sharply, ‘Be quiet! Come out of him!’ And the devil, throwing the man down in front of everyone, went out of him without hurting him at all. Astonishment seized them and they were all saying to one another, ‘What teaching!  He gives orders to unclean spirits with authority and power and they come out.’ And reports of him went 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.