Tuesday – Read Mark 11:20 – 13:37
Thought - Day of Revelation
Tuesday morning begins with a visible sign in the natural of what God was doing. The fig tree was withered from the roots up. God had just revealed to the disciples that the old covenant was about ready to be dead. The sacrificial system was no longer valid after the events of the coming weekend. This encourages Jesus to talk about what is coming. He tells the disciples to have faith in God. (Verse 22) Read the questions that might even be presented to us today. By what authority do you do these things? Jesus answer spoke of Himself as the foundation of the new covenant. Next was the paying of taxes, the next resurrection, and then taught in the temple, and observe the widow who truly became an example of God giving everything for you in love. In Chapter 13 Jesus continues to reveal His return.
Carefully read these events on Tuesday of the passion week and ask God for revelation. I asked to pray over what you wrote yesterday. You see today in the life of Jesus was the love of God being poured out on and in Jesus. As Jesus went through the day His strength was increasing as God was preparing Him for what was to come. Read the story of the dash.
I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end.
He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time that they spent alive on earth. And now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own, the cars…the house…the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.
So, think about this long and hard. Are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough to consider what’s true and real and always try to understand the way other people feel.
And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile, remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
So, when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash…would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent YOUR dash?
Jesus was completing His earthly dash with great courage what about you?
Read once again Luke 12:29-31 and pray that God will reveal to you His love to complete your dash.
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1 Samuel 7:11 (NAS)
The men of Israel went out of Mizpah and pursued the Philistines, and struck them down as far as below Beth-car.
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