QT 16/01/2024 Tuesday Matthew 14. Bread of Life 生命的粮

QT 16/01/2024 Tuesday Matthew 14. Bread of Life 生命的粮

QT 16/01/2024 Tuesday Matthew 14

REFLECTION (1): Would you courageously point out sin (especially in your own life) in the hope of purifying the community of the people of God? John did so (Matt 14:3-4) but paid a heavy price--imprisonment. John lost his head too when Herod the tetrarch gave the dancing girl John's head "on a platter" (Matt 14:10-11)!

REFLECTION (2): In the feeding of the 5000 section (Matt 14:13-21), did you manage to catch the phrases "this is a remote place" (Matt 14:15) and "the loaves" (Matt 14:19)? Did the image of God through Moses providing bread for the Israelites of the wilderness generation come to your mind?

Jesus is the bread of life that sustains your spiritual life. "It is I" in Matt 14:27 resembles Exo 3:14 literally, "God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

REFLECTION (3): How did you respond to God this week in a manner that you have acknowledged that Jesus is God?

Little by little, the disciples' knowledge and experience of God grew. Eventually, they concluded after they got into the boat and the wind ceased, "Truly you are the Son of God" and worshiped him (Matt 14:32-33).

REFLECTION (4): Have you grown in the knowledge and experience of God and have reached the stage of acknowledging Jesus as divine, as evidenced by how you prioritise what you do and what you say this week?

星期二 2024年1月16日 今日读经:马太福音14章