Bible Time Period: Messianic Fulfillment
You sent your only Son, Jesus Christ the Messiah, to fulfill all your promises: Give me new life in him.
As we saw yesterday, the disciples couldn’t conceive of a suffering Messiah. Yet Christ came for that very purpose. Today’s reading shows him heading resolutely for the Cross. In his suffering, Christ takes upon himself the curse of Adam (the toil; the thorns’ the sweat) and the curse of death. By pouring himself out in love to death, he saves. He takes on our curse and offers us his life.
Key Verse to Remember from the Period of Messianic Fulfillment
“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end” (Lk 1:30-33).
This concludes the period of Messianic Fulfillment, and you are nearly done this reading challenge! Re-read the account of Jesus’ appearance to disciples on the road to Emmaus (24:13-35). What does it tell you about the value of what you have been doing these past 83 days?
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