It is the week of Jesus’ passion, and he is in Jerusalem. At the present time, he is surrounded by disciples, skeptics, and seekers, and he is giving some inside commentary on what is transpiring: And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly, truly, I say … More Is My Soul Troubled?
For some reason, we call it Good Friday. Before continuing on, take a moment and reverentially mediate on what Jesus endured on that horrific but glorious day: Matthew 27:30-44 And they spit on him and took the reed and struck him on the head. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him … More Holy Week Devotional Though – Friday
In Isaiah 52 and 53, the church of God is suffering. Within her walls, she is greatly troubled by unrepentant idolaters. Without her walls, pagan enemies are lining up to do her harm. Around her is a malicious devil crouching like a hungry lion with demonic followers eager to the chosen ones. And above it … More Oppressed and Suffering, but with Gospel Hope