In His Word
"Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path." – Psalm 119:105

Archive for June 2016

“Get up, let us be going”

June 28, 2016

Jesus said to His disciples in the garden, “Get up, let us be going; behold, the one who betrays Me is at hand!” (Matthew 26:46). Just as there is a time for prayer (:39-44), there is also a time for action.  There is a time to get up and go face the enemy.  You can’t […]

“the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak”

June 23, 2016

Jesus said to His disciples in the garden, “Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew 26:41).  They indicated having a willing spirit when they offered to die with Jesus (:35); but their flesh was yet to be put to the test.  They […]

“Could you not watch with Me one hour?”

June 21, 2016

After returning from prayer and finding His disciples asleep, Jesus said, “So, could you not watch with Me one hour?” (Matthew 26:40). Almost two months ago my son and I made an exhausting weekend trip.  It began by getting up at 2:30am one Saturday morning – after being up late Friday night because of his […]

“not My will, but Yours”

June 16, 2016

Jesus said in the garden, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.” (Matthew 26:39).  A second time He said, “My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done.” (:42).  He even said the same thing […]

“Pray…”

June 14, 2016

Jesus said to the disciples in the garden, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” (Luke 22:40).  Their faith would soon face one of its greatest challenges, and the best way to prepare was prayer.  It was so important that Jesus repeated it a few verses later (:46).  It was so important that He […]

Change to In His Word

June 13, 2016

It is hard to believe that I began In His Word over five years ago and posted it as a blog over four years ago.  At the beginning it summarized a daily Bible reading program, but the current focus on what “Jesus Said” does not necessarily require a daily post.  Some weeks it is difficult […]

“remain here and watch with Me”

June 10, 2016

In the garden Jesus said to Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, to the point of death; remain here and watch with Me.” (Matthew 26:38; Mark 14:34). Even God in the flesh needed the comfort of human companionship.  He wanted His dearest friends with Him, watching with Him, to […]

“My soul is exceedingly sorrowful”

June 9, 2016

In the garden Jesus said to Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, to the point of death;…” (Matthew 26:38a; Mark 14:34a).  His sorrow was so great that it left Him “greatly distressed” (Matthew 26:37; Mark 14:33). Isaiah prophetically called Jesus “a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief” (Isaiah […]

“that they also…be with Me”

June 8, 2016

Jesus said concerning all believers to the Father, “Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.” (John 17:24). As one commentator, Dan King, stated, […]

“that they may all be one”

June 6, 2016

Jesus said concerning the apostles to the Father, “I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the […]