TUESDAY 7TH APRIL, 2020 (HOLY TUESDAY)
THEME: FAITH CAN!
PASSAGE: MARK 11:20-33
HYMN: MHB 390 ‘GIVE me the faith which can remove’
MEMORY VERSE: Mark 11:22, “And Jesus answered and said unto them, Have faith in God.”
As Jesus and His disciples came back to Jerusalem on the morning of Holy Tuesday, Peter observed that the fig tree Jesus cursed about 24 hours ago had withered and told Jesus. Though they were walking to Jerusalem, Jesus used the opportunity to teach on faith and forgiveness. He told them that if they believed in God without doubts, mountains would move at their commands and whatever they decreed believing, would come to pass (Mark 11:22-23).
It is wonderful that Jesus taught us this lesson on His last week on earth. This is the dynamo we need to keep going till we meet the Lord. There is nothing faith cannot achieve if we set it on motion. Child of God, strengthen your faith, sharpen and use it.
However, let us not forget the next thing Jesus said, that our prayer will not be answered nor our sins forgiven by God, if we fail to forgive others as He forgives us daily (Mark 11:25-26).
When Jesus got to the Temple in Jerusalem the Chief Priests, Scribes and elders of the Temple engaged Him on the source of his authority. It was indeed an engaging day for Jesus, but the lesson here is that our Lord used every opportunity to fulfill His mission on earth. He was never weary but always teaching and fulfilling destiny. We have a good example to follow. We must keep going till the end. You don’t have to be tired of well-doing. Get going as Jesus did. In case you are getting tired, can you take a moment to check up on your purpose in life, pick up your vision again, rise up, go on again and conquer.
PRAYER: From today, I shall fear no person or circumstance; help my faith in Thee to be strong and never to swerve from this confession in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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