Jesus will either be your joy (by following Him and being saved) or will be your fall (by rejecting Him and losing life).
Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word
Luke 2:32 He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel!"
Read - Luke 2:21-38
How did Simeon know that baby Jesus was the promised Messiah. First, Simeon was led by the Spirit. Second, he was eagerly waiting for the Messiah. Do you want to know God’s will in a matter? These two things will surely help!
Lord, lead me by Your Spirit.
Read Leviticus 12 to see the law fulfilled by the purification offering in today’s reading.
Simeon knew that the Messiah had been promised and was eagerly waiting for Him. He trusted and loved God and had an intimate relationship with God so that he was led by God’s Spirit. This put him in the temple on the day Jesus was also at the temple. Knowing and Loving God will always put you in a place to serve God. Simeon was able to bless the child and speak a prophetic word to his family (and to us through the scriptures).