Day 89: Thursday, July 2
So the eleven disciples went to Galilee to the mountain Jesus had designated. When they saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted. Then Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
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COMMENT & QUESTIONS
Matthew says that the eleven disciples went to Galilee – which one was missing?
Judas Iscariot had betrayed Jesus and then had hanged himself (Matthew 27:3-6).
When they saw Jesus, what did they do? What does this tell us about who they thought Jesus was?
They worshipped Him. In the Bible, it is always clear that only God is worthy of being worshipped. All humans and angels reject any worship (Acts 14:11-18; Revelation 19:10, 22:9). By worshipping Jesus they were identifying Him as God.
Why do you think Matthew says ‘but some doubted’?
The word 'doubted' can also mean hesitated or unsure. It is an extraordinary sequence of events, so it is no wonder why some of them were taken back by what they were seeing. In RT France's commentary, he suggests that this word means "they did not know how to respond to Jesus in this new situation where he was familiar and yet now different" (The Gospel of Matthew, NCNIT, RT France).
Jesus claimed to have all authority given to Him. Who do you think gave Him all authority?
Read Daniel 7:13-14. The authority, dominion and power were given by God the Father (or the Ancient of Days).
Kings and Leaders have the ultimate authority. What does this say about the identity of Christ?
If Jesus has all authority, that makes Him the ultimate King. The New Testament describes Jesus as being "King of Kings" and "Lord of Lords" (Revelation 17:14; 19:16).
Pray that we can worship and praise Jesus like His disciples did Pray that others will come to know that Jesus has conquered death and lives today Thanks that Jesus has all authority