Week 7: Day 3

Pray and read

Ask God to give you a soft heart, that as you read his word you will understand it, and respond to it with repentance and faith. Read Matthew 26:47-56.

Explore

At Jesus’ arrest, one of companions pulls out a sword and strikes one of the servants of the high priest. Why might he have acted in this way?

How does Jesus respond? Why?

How do the events of this passage fulfil Jesus’ expectations?

Apply

Jesus didn’t seize the throne through exercising violence, but by submitting to it, in his own death. What does this tell us about the nature of his rule? What hope does that give us?

Pray

Praise God that Jesus is ruling on the throne with justice and mercy.

Ask him to send Jesus soon, that his good rule would extend to the ends of the earth.

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