July 23, 2022
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Day 203: Journey Through the Bible in a Year
Focus Verses for Today: Luke 22:14-20
Ask God for His understanding of Luke 21-22. Read Luke 21-22. Let’s journey!
Commentary: Jesus continues to teach, even as His death draws nearer. Giving is not about the amount given, but the condition of the heart. When Jesus talks of the signs of the end of the age, He tells of events that must happen before the end. But these events occurring do not mean the end is here. Do not obsess over the date and the time of the end, but instead, it is more important to have our life in order for the end. Satan using Judas is a warning to all believers: even those closest to the Lord can fall to Satan’s sway.
Passover was to be celebrated with family, as a time of remembrance of the Lord bringing the Israelites out of Egypt. Jesus made His disciples family, as we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. Ironically, it is as the Jews celebrate their deliverance, that they plan and murder their ultimate deliverer. Peter is another warning to believers. He also fell to Satan. The difference between Judas and Peter is their reactions afterward. Judas was overcome with guilt and grief, and killed himself. Peter repented and came back stronger for his trial. Several Jewish laws were broken during the trial of Jesus: Jesus was not allowed to defend Himself, Jesus never confessed – He simply repeated what was said to Him, and His trial was not legal (no trials were to be held during Passover)!
Focus Verses: Luke 22:14-20 – Why are these verses important to you? What do they mean to you? Do they make you thankful?
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