Tuesday 6 April

Obedience

Read Luke 23.54-56

“But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment” (Lk.23.56)

The women had been following Jesus for long enough (Lk.8.1-3) giving of themselves and their resources in their love for Him: as they’d honoured Him in life, so now they were keen to honour Him in death. It must have been frustrating to have had to wait!

In what ways does your love for Jesus show itself in obedience to Him?

Jesus had said, ‘Come to Me and I will give you rest’ (Mt.11.28) and in God’s providence the day of rest follows Jesus’ death: in what ways and to what extent is your life characterized by a ‘restfulness’?

Prayer: Your commands are not burdensome, Lord! Help me to ‘rest’ in You day by day, even in my busy-ness