Suggested Reading: Matthew 21
Key Verse: Matthew 21:29-30
“He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go.”
Chapter 21 begins with the fulfillment of Prophecy (Zechariah 9:9). The people had all studied the Hebrew Scriptures, and after witnessing this Palm Sunday event (the triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a donkey), they were open to Jesus’ teaching, the temple cleansing, cursing the fig tree, His authority, and the parable of the two sons. Jesus’ message is very clear. He judges the promise breaker much more seriously than He does the one who was initially rebellious but ultimately obedient. Two sons are in this story. Like them, you and I have made and broken a promise. We still have a choice. We can continue ignoring a promise we may have made to God or we can repent of the sin of rebellion and dishonesty, and turn and serve God. For we who turn from our own way to God’s way, there is forgivness, never rebuke.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord, which kind of Son (or daughter) am I? Father, if I have failed to keep my word to You in the past, please bring it to mind, that I may confess, repent, and be made right before You. Thank You. Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
Please join me every day for fresh Bread. The Word of God is living Bread. I am weak if I fail to read and meditate on God’s Word daily. I need daily spiritual nourishment. Then I am strong. 35 years ago as of June 15th we began the daily “100 Huntley Street” telecast from that address in Toronto. For months prior to that beginning, I could not escape the message of Psalm 19:2, 3 and 4. It was constantly in my mind. Please turn to those verses and read them. This is obviously what God had in mind for television. So after 15 years of a weekly TV show called “Crossroads” and several years of the weekly children’s show called “Circle Square,” we launched into daily television. Of course I considered not doing this. The cost was huge, but I obeyed and God responded through the generous support of His people.
Love and prayers for the grace of obedience,
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