Luke 1

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Luke 1 has the writer telling us why he is putting pen to paper.  It was to “to write an orderly account for you….that you may have certainty concerning the things you have been taught”.  Luke was the detailed writer of the four gospel writers – with a lot of attention to order and detail.  He begins the story he will tell with Zechariah and Elizabeth.  They were “both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and statutes of the Lord”.  A priest and his barren wife, both old in age, but committed to walking with God and obeying His commandments.

Zechariah is in the temple leading some prayer and worship when the angel Gabriel comes to him. He is told that his wife will bear a son and “he will be  great before the Lord….he will be filled…

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