Today's Reading: Luke 23
Key Verse: Luke 23:27-28
And a great multitude of the people followed Him, and women who also mourned and lamented Him. But Jesus, turning to them, said, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children…"
In the movie, Passion of the Christ, they got it wrong. They showed only two or three women weeping. Notice the word "also." The great multitude had just arrived in the city after spending the night in neighbouring communities. Thousands had come from the Galilee for the Passover in Jerusalem. The "great multitude" wept also.
More proof is found later in today's reading. "The whole crowd…beat their breasts." It was not the average Jew who crucified Jesus, it was the crowd who were on the payroll of the High Priest. The High Priest and his early morning employees were the ones who cried, "Crucify Him…His blood be upon us and upon our children." The twisting of Scripture to condemn all the Jewish people has been a tool of Satan to promote anti-semitism, which eventually resulted in the Holocaust of the Nazis. This illustrates the supreme importance of a careful study of God's Word, Word by Word!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, You said that the Spirit of Truth would guide us into all truth. We're asking, Holy Spirit, that You will do that for us today. By Your illumination of Your Word, we'll do our best to pay attention to little words like "also." AMEN!
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