Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tuesday, November 1st: John 17, Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, Luke 22:39-46, Matthew 26:47-56, Mark 14:43-52, Luke 22:47-53, John 18:1-24, Matthew 26:57-68, Mark 14:53-65, Luke 22:54, Luke 22:63-65 ~ Danae

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is John 17, Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, Luke 22:39-46, Matthew 26:47-56, Mark 14:43-52, Luke 22:47-53, John 18:1-24, Matthew 26:57-68, Mark 14:53-65, Luke 22:54, Luke 22:63-65

There is so much that we can learn but today I'm choosing to just focus on 2 verses. To me these verses speak so loudly of the “goodness, greatness & grandeur” (to take Pastor Ron’s words) of a God who is so much bigger than we can fathom & loves us so much more than we deserve that I had to stop & absorb it all.

“I am he.” – John 18:5

That's it. Those three words.

Chief priests, Pharisees & a detachment of soldiers come carrying torches, lanterns, & weapons. A small army of men, equipped for battle, come for a single man. Just at their arrival it would seem that they recognized that he wasn't just an ordinary man.  Then he says those three little words when asked who he is & they fall. With just three words they, the armed soldiers, fell to the ground overcome by his obvious power & authority. 

“He could have called ten thousand angels to destroy the world, set himself free. He could have called ten thousand angels, but he died alone for you & for me.”

Every time I read this verse – Matthew 26:53 “ Do you think I cannot call on my Father, & he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels?” – I think of this old David Meece song & am blown away in amazement. He could have called on the angels, but he didn't. He didn't have to do what he did, but he chose to & he didn't do it for any other reason than for you & me. 

To me these are some powerful points in scripture. Wow, to even begin to fathom the awesome God we have & that he would love us! 


Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  Matthew 26:69-75, Mark 14:66-72, Luke 22:55-62, John 18:25-27, Matthew 27:1-2, Mark 15:1, Luke 22:66-71, Matthew 27:3-14, Mark 15:2-5, Luke 23:1-7, John 18:28-37, Luke 23:8-12, Matthew 27:15-26, Mark 15:6-15, Luke 23:13-25, John 18:38-19:16

2 comments:

Nathan Reimer said...

Mark 14:65
Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists, and said, “Prophesy!” And the guards took him and beat him.

The violence that Jesus took for you and me is also amazing, He didn't have to put up with this, but He also did this for you and me. What an awesome God who loves us!

Tammy Reimer said...

Truly amazing! His power is unfathomable.