ThursdayApril 6, 2017

Daily Devotional

Take This Cup

By: Pastor Ed Young

Posted: April 6, 2017

From Series: Easter

In Topics: All, Biblical Studies, Easter, Jesus, Sacrifice

Read

Luke 22:19-20, “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.’”

Think

In life we’ve all had to make certain sacrifices. It may be to maintain a budget, doing what’s right instead of what’s gratifying in the moment, or giving up an extracurricular activity that coincides with church. No matter how big or small, it will never be greater than the magnitude of Jesus’ sacrifice for us. So, we must never forget to be grateful to God in both the good times and in the bad. Just think, our very worst day is a walk in the park compared to Jesus’ last.

The Last Supper marked the end of the old covenant act of sacrificing a lamb without spot or blemish as atonement for sin. It also marked the beginning of the new and everlasting covenant. Jesus was soon to become the sacrificial lamb by shedding His blood for the forgiveness of all sin past, present, and future. He gave His life to reconcile those who believe in Him to a perfect and holy God. Therefore, must never let our appreciation for God’s greatest gift grow dull. Every day we should wake up and thank God for His promise of a Christ-filled eternity, regardless of what the day might hold. Because, really, where would we be without Him? And more importantly, where would be going if weren’t for Christ’s work on the cross? So, today sing to the Lord a new song of remembrance, gratitude, and joy.

Pray

Thank God for the incredible act of love demonstrated on the cross.

Act

Read the full passage surrounding today’s scripture found in Luke 22:14-23.