Matthew Week 8: Day 3
Pray and read
Ask God to help you hear, understand and trust what he’s done through Jesus. Read Matthew 27:27-61.
What does it say about Jesus, that he remains on the cross despite the mockery and abuse from those surrounding him?
Read: Psalm 22
What are all the elements in common between Psalm 22 and Jesus’ crucifixion?
Psalm 22 begins as a prayer-song of David, the Messiah (Son of God), asking God to save him, and ends with future generations praising God for this salvation. If Jesus is the fulfilment of Psalm 22, then it means he really is the Messiah, the Son of God, that God will save him, and his salvation will bring many to praise God.
Psalm 22 prophecies Jesus’ crucifixion and death, but the story doesn’t end there – what does the psalm lead us to expect will happen to Jesus next, and what will future generations do?
The storyline of Psalm 22 and Matthew 27 (The Messiah/Christ who dies, is brought to life by God, resulting in future generations praising God) are applied to us in Romans 5:8-11.
What has Jesus’ death done for you?
Does it make you want to boast in God? Why/why not?
What’s something in particular that you’ve noticed today in any of the passages that you can’t wait to boast about to others?
You might like to sing or listen to:
A song of God’s love: How Deep the Father’s Love For Us (Stuart Townend)