Exodus 35:10-36:38 ~ Matthew 27:35-66 ~ Psalm 34:1-20 ~ Proverbs 9:7-8
Today is February 13th. Welcome to the Daily Audio Bible. I’m Brian. It’s great to be here with you today for the next step forward in this great adventure that we’re on together, one that takes us through the entire Bible, every word, every page this year, step by step, day by day, and today we’ll dive back into the book of Exodus, reading from the Holman Christian Standard Bible this week. Exodus chapter 35, verse 10 through 36, verse 38.
Jesus, as we come to the reading and retelling of your death, we’ve heard this story a lot of times so it is easy for us to not look at it squarely. It’s easy for us to just move beyond it because it is so disruptive. We’re so grateful and yet now, as we’ve traveled with you in the gospel of Matthew and watched your compassion and your heart for people, watched your willingness to buck the system in order to unveil what true reality looks like, and then to go to the cross to offer the restoration of our souls, to reclaim what was lost and beyond our grasp is something that brings us to a sober place of speechlessness. It’s a love that is beyond what we know how to comprehend and you loved us and have continued to love us well every day of our lives and so on this day as we bear witness to your sacrifice in the scriptures, we give thanks. We are in awe that you could love us this much and we are grateful, but so many times words of gratitude fall short because the vocabulary isn’t there. It’s beyond words. Sometimes just silence says more, and so we soberly enter into this with a grateful heart and invite your Holy Spirit to help us contemplate what this took, what a great vulnerable sacrifice you endured to redeem us. So we invite your Holy Spirit into this. Jesus, we pray this in your name. Amen.
Song played on today’s Daily Audio Bible podcast: Sweetly Broken – Jeremy Riddle