2020-2-10

Psalm 63:1-11

Key Verse: (Psalm 63:4) I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.

Be Satisfied

(Jeremiah 2:13) My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.

Men thought that people, power, and possession could fill their emptiness in life. They would try so hard every time to be satisfied by their own and by this world – only to find out repeatedly the disappointment and desolation. Lord, forgive us for being foolish and rebellious; help us to turn our eyes from our own broken cisterns to you and find content in you alone. Amen.

Matthew 26:1-75

Key Verse: (Matthew 26: 41) Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.

Beautiful Thing vs. Betraying Action

In Chapter 25, Jesus has finished his teaching and the time is near to finish his ministry. Chapter 26 is full of actions with many scenes around the upcoming death of our Lord Jesus.

The beautiful thing that is remembered until today’s time, was the premium fragrance dedication from the woman and the Lord’s Supper we all partake as the Communion at church. Remember His sacrifice for our sins and respond wholeheartedly with spirit and truth.

The betrayal is remembered by the blood money – Judas Iscariot knowingly and willfully exposed his Lord and Master to danger by treacherously giving information to the enemy in exchange of monetary rewards. Remember the hardened human hearts and the deceitful tactics from the enemy, which still prevail today.

But the Scriptures are to be fulfilled and God is to be glorified and Jesus is the submissive Lamb of God.

The disciples deserted Jesus and fled; Peter was the object lesson to many of us about our faith and our walk with Him. Be watchful and prayerful because we are weak and petty, but He is strong and loving.

Lord, thank you for your loving kindness and your redeeming grace. Please help us to remember that we are but a breathe, but your love endures forever. May we all observe your Words and practice them in our lives, may we all be your vessels for the gospel to advance your kingdom. Amen.

—Ivy Lin

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