TUESDAY, APRIL 8
Scripture: Matthew 16:21,22
Matthew 16:21,22 reveal the Jewish mindset concerning their Messiah as a king. Jesus had to reveal to His disciples the plan of the Father. He was going to the cross. He was going to be killed. That does not fit the Messiah of the Jews. That did not fit the eschatology of the Jewish people. That is not the Messiah that Peter has been taught will rule in the last day. There was no revelation of the Suffering Servant to the Jewish people. They only knew the King. They only knew a King was coming. Do we know the King is coming? Do we act like the King is coming? What is wrong with Peter? Nothing! That is why this passage is in here. It shows us who the Jewish people understood to be their King. There was no place for a Suffering Servant. Peter was showing us the mindset we have to have in the days ahead. We need to be aware that we are here by divine appointment for this season. Are we ready to represent the King?