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Tuesday: Trapping

Luke 20:1-47 Having been exposed by Jesus in the Parable of the Tenants, the teachers of the law continue to seek to trap Him. They set two traps, the first about Ceasar and the second about the Ressurection…. Read More

Monday: Rejection

Luke 19:45-20:19 This year, we are coming terms with the facts that Easter will be different. With many people around the world, unable to meet in person, celebrations will take place in small family units, and for some… Read More

Palm Sunday: The Return of the King

Luke 19:28-44 The events of the past few weeks have been met with differing responses. Only time will tell which approach was right. Momentous events, often call for a choice, and response and the outcome affect so much…. Read More

Because He Loves Me

The Psalm ends with the words of God, to his faithful king: 14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. The faith of the king is… Read More

Make the Most High your dwelling

The king is a faithful believer, who does what is said in v. 9, he applies the truth of v. 1: 9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, The… Read More

Surely he will save you

We said yesterday that the Psalm is not about us, but about the King, the King’s voice echoes through the Psalms. In vv. 3-13 we have the voice of one who speaks to the king, perhaps a priest… Read More

The Shelter of the Most High

We will return to another familiar Psalm, that people have no doubt turned to in these days. Again, we will seek to walk slowly through it, again, to find its comfort. 1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the… Read More

Yours is the power and the Glory

With a world in lockdown, the traditional ending to the prayer helps us to reorient ourselves. While there is doubt whether this last phrase was part of the original prayer, it is certainly scriptural (1 Chronicles 29:11), and… Read More

Deliver Us

13 And lead us not into temptation,  but deliver us from the evil one. From what do we need protection or deliverance from, all around the world the answer today would be the same, it is the coronavirus virus…. Read More

Forgive us our sins…

12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. At times like this, there are two erroneous opposite and simplistic responses to sin. The first is that this situation is a direct judgement on sin,… Read More