Our Lord’s Two “Customs”

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December 18
Our Lord’s Two “Customs”
Luke 4:14-30
“… on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom.” (v. 16)

One reason there is a casual approach to personal devotions in the Christian church today is a reaction to the legalism of past days. Another reason is the rise of the charismatic movement. In the early days of the charismatic renewal, many of its leaders from the historic denominations who had been fed on a diet of legalism began to emphasize (quite rightly) the joy of knowing Christ’s presence through the indwelling Spirit every hour of the day. People in charismatic services often said: “Now I don’t have to have a daily quiet time in order to feel God’s presence. Every waking minute is a quiet time.” Dangerous stuff. The danger lies not in emphasizing that we are in Christ’s presence every hour of the day…

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