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

Archive for July 2016

“do you think that I cannot…”

July 28, 2016

After telling Peter to put up his sword, Jesus said, “Or do you think that I cannot appeal to My Father, and He will at once put at My disposal more than twelve legions of angels?” (Matthew 26:53). Did Peter momentarily forget exactly whom he was trying to defend, or did he lack the faith […]

“all who take up the sword”

July 26, 2016

When Peter cut off the ear of the high priest’s slave, Jesus said, “Put your sword back into its place; for all who take up the sword shall perish by the sword.” (Matthew 26:52). Earlier this same night Jesus made sure the disciples had swords (Luke 22:36), but this was not the time to use […]

“whoever has no sword”

July 21, 2016

When preparing His disciples for the difficult task ahead of them, Jesus said, “But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one.” (Luke 22:36).  The disciples would face many dangers, and Jesus wanted them to […]

“No more of this!”

July 18, 2016

When Peter struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear, Jesus said, “No more of this!” (Luke 22:51).  Then He touched his ear and healed him. Peter seems to have had the best intentions on this occasion.  Jesus was about to be apprehended, and Peter was willing to fight for […]

“Why have you come?”

July 14, 2016

When Judas kissed Him in the garden, Jesus said, “Friend, why have you come?” (Matthew 26:50).  In Luke’s account He added, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” (Luke 22:48). When you find yourself in a situation in which you know you should not be, remember what Jesus said to Judas.  […]

“Whom do you seek?”

July 12, 2016

When Judas and the others came to the garden, Jesus said to them, “Whom do you seek?” (John 18:4).  They answered, “Jesus the Nazarene” (:5). If asked the same question could you provide the same answer, or would you have to answer someone/something else?  Are you seeking Jesus?  They were seeking Him to take His […]