Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It is a night to be much observed

Daily Light Devotions - June 26 - Evening

It is a night to be much observed ...

It was a night of watching by the LORD, to bring them out of the land of Egypt; so this same night is a night of watching kept to the LORD by all the people of Israel throughout their generations. 1

For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread,  and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me."  In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." 2

And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed,  And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.  3

Now it was the day of Preparation of the Passover. It was about the sixth hour. He said to the Jews, "Behold your King!"  So he delivered him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus,  and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha.  There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them.  4

Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 5

1. Exo 12:42;
2. 1 Cor 11:23-25;
3. Luke 22:41,44;
4. John 19:14,16-18;
5. 1 Cor 5:7,8

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