Over the past weeks we have explored the idea that our response to God determines our joy. We have seen responses of people that Jesus interacted with during his time on earth, learned about missionaries who risked it all, and looked at our own responses in prayer.

Now the week before Easter we will look at Jesus’ response to his father God. In the hours leading up to his death, he finds joy in the word of God, recalling how the Old Testament tradition of the Passover meal is being fulfilled once and for all in his death, burial and resurrection. He finds joy in the word and truth of God, set in motion throughout the ages, weaving a story, alive and active.

Read Luke 22:1-38. What is God saying to you in his word? Pray that you would have a love for God’s word this week as we dig into the days leading up to Jesus’s death and resurrection. May a love of God’s timeless truth drive our hearts to joy in what he has accomplished for us.

For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2

 Luke 22:1-38