Third day hope!

Scripture reading for August 7th: Hosea 4-6, Psalm 58, Matthew 17

Key Scriptures: Matthew 17:22-23 “As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men. And they will kill Him, and He will be raised on the third day.” And they were greatly distressed.”

Jesus shared a deep truth with His disciples concerning His coming appointment with death. He shared how He would be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be killed. He also shared that on the third day after this terrible event, He would be raised from the dead. This truth surely concerned these disciples. Scripture records “And they were greatly distressed.” Hope would come alive on the third day!

Psalm 58:10-11 “The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance; he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked. Mankind will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; surely there is a God Who judges on earth.”

Faith confession and prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for Your truthfulness with Your disciples concerning coming events. Your mercy through Your death and resurrection on the third day brings hope of eternal reward.

Hosea 6:1-3 “”Come, let us return to the Lord; for He has torn us, that He may heal us; He has struck us down, and He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; and on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live before Him. Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; His going out is sure as the dawn; He will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.””

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