Day 24/260: Read Luke 24
Jesus is risen! His disciples did not understand at first, despite all He had taught them. They failed to connect the dots between the Old Testament prophecies and the life of Jesus.
He admonished them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!” He said, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.”
Let’s not be too hard on those disciples, though; we are often the same way today! Too often we have a tendency to be short-sighted, not comprehending the spiritual blessings God has in store for His faithful children in eternity. Discouraged by the temporal, we forget the permanent promises of Christ. Too often we are the foolish ones; we are slow of heart to believe.
Here’s the big picture: the Son of God came to this world, dwelt among men, and was killed by His own creation. But the story doesn’t end there! He rose from the dead, and because He conquered death, remission of sins is involved to penitent believers today! What a wonderful covenant He has made with His people!
Memory (Fill in the blanks)
Acts 1:11. “Men of _______________, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same _______________, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like _______________ as you saw Him go into heaven.”
Pray for patience in the promises of God; pray for confidence in the covenant of Christ.