In the first century AD there lived a physician who came from the city of Antioch in ancient Syria. He became a student under the teachings of the apostle Paul, and followed Paul until Paul’s execution in Rome. The physician’s name was Luke. After his study under Paul’s teaching led him to embrace the truth of the Lord Jesus Christ, Luke served God daily, remaining unmarried and childless, yet fruitful in the Holy Spirit throughout his years of ministry.
Luke lived in a world of cultural diversity, a world in which the truth was always debatable, always “relative.” Luke’s studies provoked him to write a record—a journal, if you will—of Jesus’ teachings, quoting Him from eyewitness accounts and interviews with those who had lived with Jesus during His life and ministry. In Luke’s journals he quotes Jesus’ call to those who follow Him in a world of cultural diversities, a world that preaches a doctrine to pursue the gods of pleasure, comfort and independence. Luke reminds those who trust the truth of the Lord Jesus Christ that they are not to be seduced into the complacency and inebriated slumber of those caught in the snare of will worship and pleasure cults.
The following is a quote by Messiah Jesus from Luke’s blog written “that you may know the certainty of those things in which you were instructed.” (Luke 1.4)
Let your waist be girded and your lamps burning;and you yourselves be like men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding, that when he comes and knocks they may open to him immediately. Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. And if he should come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.–Luke 12.35-40