Wednesday, July 24

Psalm: 91

Meditation

Matthew: Here Jesus faces judgment before Caiaphas the high priest. Like a prosecutor salivating at the prospect of cross-examining a defendant, the high priest finds a couple of  witnesses (for by law 2 are required to convict) swearing inaccurately, if not falsely, that Jesus had claimed He would destroy the Temple and then rebuild it in three days (see John 2:18-22). Not satisfied with that and because that was not blasphemous, Caiaphas (the aforementioned high priest) asked Him, under oath, to answer one simple question: “Are you the Christ, the Son of God?” His answer, “Yes, it is as you say.” (v. 64). That was enough to convict.

Gospel: Matthew 26:57-68

New Testament: Romans 14:13-23

Old Testament: Joshua 8:30-35

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