Luke 19:47 And He was teaching daily in the temple.
What many call “Holy Week” began when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey on Palm Sunday and ended with His resurrection on Easter Sunday. But what was Jesus doing between those two events? How did He spend that time?
All the Gospel writers tell us Jesus spent those days teaching in the Temple. He taught about the Kingdom of God. He spoke in parables and answered many questions. He taught about everything from paying taxes to the resurrection of the dead. Jesus spoke of the future destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, and He answered questions about the end of time and His second coming.
During those days Jesus spoke to both Jews and Gentiles. He knew the age was coming when the Church would carry forward the work of God’s Kingdom. He taught about humility, giving, repentance, prayer, obedience, faith, hope, love…the list goes on and on.
The spiritual depths of Jesus’ teaching that final week are beyond human measure. So I encourage you to take some time to pick up your Bible and consider what Jesus taught in those days. Let me suggest Matthew Chapters 21-25, Luke 19:28-22:28, Mark Chapters 11-13, and John 12:12-17:26. I believe you will find many blessings in any or all those readings.
Have a God Filled Week and a Blessed Easter,