Read Matthew 26 – To be humble is to have strength restrained. Jesus, our Lord and Savior, shows us ultimate humility in our chapter.
As you read, think about Jesus the man, who fully knew and understood the sacrifice that lay before him on this night. Read these verses and listen like you would if a friend were telling you the story.
In verses :9-13 Jesus includes the precious moment when a woman comes in and pours expensive perfume on his head. The disciples are indignant and Jesus stops them, calling what she did a beautiful thing.
Beloved, Jesus cares about every act of love towards him.
The night progresses, the disciples are told one of them will betray Jesus and all of them will fall away before the night is through. :21-35. The act we call Communion, is recorded for the first time in :26-29 (it’s also recorded in Mark 14, Luke 22 and 1 Corinthians 11). May Jesus explaining it here in Scripture always echo in your heart when you take Communion.
Jesus’s prediction to Peter is very special to me… I’ll share on that tomorrow.
Jesus prayed in the garden of Gethsemane, asking the disciples to watch and pray, but they kept falling asleep… :36-46. He is betrayed by Judas’ kiss, arrested and handed over to the council. :47-68. Beloved, this is BIG stuff. What pierced your heart as you read what our Savior did for you?