Monday, April 11, 2011

Jesus' New Home In Capernaum

And leaving Nazareth [Jesus] went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:

"The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
the people dwelling in darkness
have seen a great light,
and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death,
on them a light has dawned."

From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

[Matthew 4:13-17, Luke 4:31a, ESV]

The Galileans were a people dwelling in darkness, and Jesus brought them a great light because He was, as the apostle John put it in his gospel, the "Light of the world."

Here is another fulfillment of ancient prophecy in the person and work of Jesus.
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