Jottings – We Need Glad Tidings
Commenting on Luke 4:18-19 DBY “But are we poor and captive and blind so as to appreciate Him, or are we full of self-righteous pride? That is the test, and when it comes home to us that we are blind and that we do need glad tidings and deliverance from heaven, it no longer becomes just a picture to admire; it is a personal Deliverer who captivates and charms the heart, so that we are made willing to follow Him at all cost to ourselves.”
Coates, C. A. An Outline of Luke’s Gospel. Kingston-On-Thames: Stow Hill Bible And Tract Depot, undated, pp 70-71.