Lent 2018: See the Lord's Salvation: Day 2

Understanding Exodus Through the Cross


Today's Text: Genesis 15:13-15, Psalm 136:1-26, Luke 24:13-32

Scripture Reading: Genesis 15:13-15, Psalm 136:1-26, Luke 24:13-32

Jesus said the book of Exodus was about Him.

To the religious leaders who wanted to kill Him, Jesus said, “if you believed Moses, you would believe me, because he wrote about me” (John 5:46). And when He appeared to the travelers on the road to Emmaus after He had risen, “beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted for them the things concerning himself in all the Scriptures” (Luke 24:27). Passages like these tell us there is no better way to read to the book of Exodus than in light of Jesus’ cross and empty tomb.

The entire story of Exodus rests on promises God made to His people. There is the promise the Lord made to Abraham four hundred years earlier—to take his descendants as His own and love them with an everlasting love (Genesis 12:1–3). Exodus says it was because of this ancient promise to Abraham that God delivered the people of Moses (Exodus 2:24). This has always been the way of the Lord. The grace He extends to you and me is not based on how He feels about us in any given moment. His faithfulness is anchored in ancient promises He made long before we were born. God doesn’t change. His steadfast love endures forever (Psalm 136:1).

But there is an even greater promise at work in Exodus than the one He made to Abraham. When Adam and Eve sinned against the Lord, God swore that one would come from the woman who would crush evil’s head (Genesis 3:15). The life, death, and resurrection of Jesus is the fulfillment of that promise. Every word of Scripture that follows rests on God’s vow to redeem and restore His sinful, wayward people to Himself, which He accomplished through the ministry of His Son.

Exodus points to how Jesus would save us. We see Him in the Passover Lamb, in the bread from heaven, in the water that flowed when the rock was struck, and in the burning bush which spoke the name “I AM.” We see Him in the liberation of a people oppressed by tyranny and enslaved to the kingdom of this world. Even more, we see Jesus as the presence of God coming down from heaven to dwell among His people (Exodus 40:34-35, John 1:14).

When we stop to ask why any of these events took place, the answer is because God made a promise. He made a promise to rescue us from slavery to sin (Romans 6:18). He made a promise to lead us through the wilderness of this life (Psalm 23). And He made a promise to bring us into our eternal promised home (2 Corinthians 5:1). All these things have been accomplished for us through the sacrifice of our perfect Passover Lamb, Jesus—the Son of God (1 Peter 1:18-19).

The Bible is a book of promises made and promises kept, and Jesus is at the center of them all (2 Corinthians 1:20).


Russ Ramsey and his wife and four children make their home in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the Content Director for She Reads Truth and He Reads Truth, and a pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church. Russ is the author Struck: One Christian’s Reflections on Encountering Death, Behold the Lamb of God, and Behold the King of Glory. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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  • Lauren Gutierrez

    He keeps his promises! He loves us so much!

  • Michelle Emery

    32They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures?”

    • Jenade Holloway

      I love this verse! It shows just how powerful the word of God us and how we can still experience his presence by reading it. It’s like Jesus was saying to them, “I have not left you. I can always be found in the Scriptures.”

  • Tawnee Rabuco

    God keeps his promise. He’s the Savior of the world. His love endures forever.

  • Christina Guerra

    Really and truly it’s a love story, the first 3 chapters of the Bible deal with God creating man, and sin separating us from God. The last the chapters in the Bible deal with God recreating a new earth, sanctifying us and bring us to be with Him forever. The rest of the Bible is all just a story of His redemptive love. A perfect 7 ♥️

  • Brianna Stevens

    This helps me to understand the Bible as a whole SO much better!!!

  • Bevvie Byrom

    God is an awesome God who shows His salvation throughout scripture as they point to Jesus.

  • Noni Wemple

    Good news for all

  • I feel like the Emmaus disciples. Their spirit knew who Jesus was. Their flesh was skeptical. This rings true for me. I KNOW & BELIEVE God will protect me and keep me. My anxiety and my flesh cause me to stumble and doubt. God help me to meditate on Your goodness daily.

    • Kristen

      Hi Sarah, a pastor told me that when he was a young pastor, he had questions that he asked the head pastor. He told him, “Won’t the Lord of all the earth do right?” That was it! He settled to trust in the fact that God is always good and loves us more than we can know! Think of that scripture that I talks about how high, long, deep, vast the love of God is. Beth Moore said in her study that we can’t even grasp it without God’s help. As far as anxiety and fear, I understand. Been battling since I was a child. We have to put on our armor of God, fight it with His Word, and push the devil out. That comes from him, because God gives us peace, love, and a sound mind. May God help all of us when those thoughts come in to know truth and be set free in Jesus’ Powerful Name Amen

  • 1 Peter 1:18–19
    18 knowing that you rwere ransomed from sthe futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but twith the precious blood of Christ, like that of ua lamb vwithout blemish or spot

  • Lindsay Gietzen

    Good reminders today. God revealed himself in the Old Testament so many times!

  • Lani Campagno

    Steadfast love….❤️

  • Pamela Strommen

    At the communion table, I’ll pray that my eyes are opened to the truth of Jesus like it happened for Cleopas.

  • Lauren Stanly

    I can’t help but feel convicted reading Psalms 136. Convicted and encouraged all at the same time. Verse after verse it is repeated “his steadfast love endures forever” as if to show how much and how often we must be reminded. Despite the great and mighty things He has done, how quickly does my heart and mind forget – “his steadfast love endures forever”. Moment by moment, hour by hour…how patient is He with us? He shows Himself faithful and yet we so quickly become distracted and forget the rock on which our hope is fixed. How many times must He prove Himself faithful to us? And yet He never ceases. Over and over despite our doubting and unbelief. The writer here seems to connect with our human nature and our deep need for repetitive reinforcement of the truth. His steadfast love endures forever. This is the sustaining grace that holds us fast regardless of the season or circumstance we may find ourselves in. Understanding and knowing the great love of God, remembering it…that is how we are enabled to love Him and others. We love because He first loved us. May we, like Paul prayed in Ephesians 3, “according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” His steadfast love endures forever.

  • Shea Pugh

    Love that his steadfast love endures forever

  • Lorrie Eidem

    His steadfast love endures forever! ❤️

  • Dawn Madsen


  • Michelle Ceylan

    What a great study today! I was convicted to ask myself, “Does my attitude reflect how I ‘feel any given moment’ or ‘ faithfulness anchored in ancient promises’”.

  • Mara Estrada

    This is just perfect for my day today. I have been crying so much over waiting for a promise and I’m just done waiting with anxiety. I gotta be patient and wait with confidence.

    • She Reads Truth

      Thanks for sharing Mara. Praying for patience and confidence for you during this waiting time. We’re grateful that you’re here! -Margot, The SRT Team

  • Lucy Griffin

    Love the analysis of the Bible as a book of promises

  • His steadfast love endures forever. . .❤️

  • Mary Beth Barden

    I had never before realized the parallel between the Exodus and our salvation, sanctification, and restoration. Beautiful revelation today. Thank you, Jesus.

  • Kaitlyn Zubrzycki

    Genesis 3:15 blew my mind and I absolutely loved being reminded today of how God fights for us everyday. His love endures forever ❤️

  • God keeps His promises so I know that if I obey and trust God, with all my heart, God will fulfill His work in me. Jesus thank You for being my confidence.

  • Denise Mangaoang

    th book of promises, just more proof that God has a plan for all of us no matter where we are in our relationship with Him

  • Peony Noirr

    God will lead us through the wilderness of life. All we have to do is trust Him. Sometimes I struggle with that especially when things aren’t going my way. This Lenten season I am going to work on trusting my God.

  • Jody Welch

    his love endures forever

  • Katie Kennedy

    I was actually reading this section of scripture allowed to my friend as we were driving. I had to start abbreviating “the steadfast love endured forever” into SLEF! Haha

  • Jennifer Howell

    Does anyone else want to disguise themselves and walk up on their friends talking about them? Kidding, of course.
    I love that the Bible is such a simple equation of Promises Made and Promises Kept. What a good God we have.

  • Meg Hansen

    Could use some prayer for strength as I start this lent season. I’m giving up something I’ve been clinging to for over a year and I feel so weak. But I long to be delivered and free and truly reminded of who God has made me. ❤️

    • Melanie

      Prayers for you today, Meg! May God give you strength to love him and cling to him more fully during this season of lent and beyond ::)

    • September Shaw

      Praying for you to find peace in the Lord instead of in our earthly attachments, friend.

    • Martha Echandy

      Praying for you too, Meg. He meets you in that place of weakness; He is there. May you grow in His strength for He is the Deliverer, the One who will keep the promises made to you.

  • Robin NHendrich

    The Bible is a book of promises kept. I can’t think of a better way to put that. ♥️

  • Sarah Marshall

    I love knowing that God always keeps His promises! Seeing the Bible as a record of promises made and promises brings fresh perspective for me. Its so encouraging!!

  • Rae Ann Smith

    God is faithful, unfailing and trustworthy! !

  • Audrey Gonzalez

    His faithful love endures forever…should be my daily mantra. As much as it was repeated in that psalm, i need to be reminded of it often.

  • Neyla Joseph

    This makes me think one of of the verses in the song Seasons from Hillsong. It says: I can see the future, I can see the promise. You’re the God of seasons even in the winter. If all I know of harvest is that it’s worth my patience. Then if You’re not done working, God I’m not done waiting. You can see my promise even in the winter, cause you’re the God of greatness even in a manger. For all I know of harvest is that You take your time. You could have saved us in seconds, instead you sent a child.

  • Joanne Beloy

    Let go and let God ❤️

  • Ellen Campbell


  • Elaine Deyton

    When Jesus speaks everything seems bearable ❤️

  • I would have loved to be on the road with Jesus and those two men, hearing Him share of all of the promises throughout scriptures related to Him. What a beautiful thing. The scriptures are alive! Thankful for the bible, and such a reminder that Jesus is at the center of it all!

  • Amy Harvey

    “The Bible is a book of promises made and promises kept and Jesus is at the center of them all.” Love this!

  • Zainab AyomipeBoa-Amponsem

    Wow!! That the promises I live on were made so long ago and still hold true!! Thank you God!!!

  • Marisa Narro

    Unchanging – regardless of what we’ve done. His unchanging love is what I will cling to!

  • Hannah Tompkins


  • Gail Forney

    Promises for us to claim!

  • Kristin L

    Living in a culture that claims love is a feeling it’s reassuring to know that God’s faithfulness and acceptance over us isn’t contingent on how well we perform or how He feels. His love doesn’t depend on fickle emotions, but His nature, which never wavers.

  • Gosh, I’m so grateful for SRT! I feel like the structure and plan it provides are great. And the studies are always insightful, and convicting, and deep. But my favorite parts of SRT are the Lent and Advent studies. I feel like they anchor me so well, helping me to focus more on the gospel than on myself and my busy schedule, and they provide a spiritual perspective on life that I hadn’t really gotten doing quiet times on my own. I was introduced to this wonderful ministry during the Lent study 3 years ago, and I haven’t missed a plan since then. Thank you for all you do!!

    • She Reads Truth

      We’re so grateful that you’re a part of our SRT community Andrea! -Margot, The SRT Team

  • Manda Nelson

    His promises were already made before I was born!! How wonderful that is to lean in to and trust! His love endures forever!❤️

  • Becky Katzorke

    Clinging to that truth today!

  • amarose10

    Wow…Last night I was listening to a podcast sermon about the road to Emmaus and the pastor said something that really struck me. The two walking realized who was talking to them, WHEN THEY GOT THERE, not while they were going through it. We don’t know why we are going through the things we are going through but sometimes when we look back, we realize. Not always, sometimes we never know, but more often than not, we are able to see the purpose after it’s over, not while we are going through it. So while we go through it, we cling to God, knowing he will bring us out on the other side.

    So back to why this was so cool. As I was falling asleep I heard that and thought, “Wow that’s deep, I want to write that in my Bible next to that passage.” But I was tired so I decided to wait until the morning. Then I started reading the first reading for today and remembered I wanted to write that down but I told myself to finish the devotion first and then I could flip to that story. Imagine my awe when I got to the third reading…The exact story I wanted to go read.

    God is so cool!

    I hope that you all can be on the lookout for God today and this week, even in the smallest moments. Have a blessed day ladies!

  • Kendra Boehning

    These promises, this steadfast love – there’s nothing we could do to earn them and nothing we could do to lose them. I will never know another love like this. My human brain can not even grasp its entirety.

    God had a perfect plan, He had made a *perfect* world. He gave us parameters and boundaries – told us plainly and exactly what NOT to do – to keep it perfect. But we messed up.

    Did he shake His head and say “you should’ve listened”? Did he leave us to ourselves to figure it out? No. Even in our mess, He sent a Rescue. A Rescue that, if we accept it, promises us His original plan of perfection. No other requirements. No certain number of years of service. No X amount of salvations made. Just acceptance. Acceptance that grants us access to the Perfect God and His perfect peace, perfect strength, perfect love, perfect wisdom WHILE WE ARE STILL LIVING in this imperfect world.

    I do not deserve this, so I am clinging to these promises with all I have in me.

  • What a wonderful way to look at the Bible as a book full of promises made and kept. And to be reminded that Gods promises are fixed and aren’t changed by our failures.

  • Marcie Forar

    So good!

  • Leslie Limardo

    He Bible is full of promises spoken and kept! Love that!

  • Fabiola Sellars

    In a world full of change and hardship what a comfort it is to know that His love never changes. That it endures. That when others don’t keep their promises He always does

  • Amen! I can walk confidently in His light because God is faithful and keeps His promises to His people!

  • Rachel Barrios

    I find it so interesting that in Luke the disciples (who couldn’t recognize Jesus) referred to Jesus as a prophet…they only 3 days before KNEW Him to be the Son of God!! That’s so like us…at least it is so like me…I take my eyes of my Savior for a moment, or I go through a rough time, and I forget WHO my King actually is!!

  • Carrie Dodge

    God made a promise and He kept it. ❤️

  • Christie Algeo

    ❤️ it’s so comforting to know His love endures forever

  • Jessica McCreary

    God’s love endures forever and ever! He sees us through everything!!! ❤️

  • Jen Copley

    “They said to each other, “Weren’t our hearts burning within us while he was talking with us on the road and explaining the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32
    Such a beautiful moment to think about Christ HIMSELF talking to you about the true meaning behind His words! And these men, their hearts were burning, they were feeling so fired up and live and passionate about their God!

  • Kristi Whitt

    “God never changes.” In a world that is increasingly changing around us, it’s so refreshing to be reminded that God never changes. His promises are the same yesterday, today & tomorrow.

  • McKensey Lynch

    His love endures FOREVER!

  • Louise Fisher

    God ALWAYS keeps His promises. His promises are perfect and are fulfilled perfectly. He can be trusted!

  • Samantha McEvoy

    It’s so wonderful to have the reminder that He made those ancient promises. It opens my eyes to His greater plan, and it is so wonderful ❤️

  • Sara Pappas

    Thank you God for your love that endures forever. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Inspired to write out my own Psalm 136… He’s saved me, delivered me, provided me with so much & shouldn’t I write that out & sing it?…ok that may be going too far Cuz I can’t sing…More like Rehearse it, declare it, review it! Yes yes yes, I am excited. Thanks to you sistas & SRT!

  • Ally Senecal

    His love endures forever! Thank you Lord that even when you fail you thousands of times, your grace remains. You are so good to us! Thank you for all the ladies in this group. May God bless each and every one of them. ❤️

  • Tamekia Collins

    Wonderful Read Today!! ♥️

  • Amy Alexandra

    It is so easy for me to think that God is disgusted with me. When I am disappointed in myself because of my failures, I often feel like God is disappointed in me, too—like any day now, He will decide I’m not worth spending time on anymore and leave me in my mediocrity for good. I so needed this reminder today: God’s grace is not based on how He feels about me right now. It’s not dependent on my actions, but on His promises. His steadfast love—His mercy—endures forever because that is who He is. Far too often, I’ve made my faith about who I am, not about who He is, and when I do that I get discouraged very quickly because my own sin is a constant reminder of my inability to keep my own head above water. When I focus on Him, however, I see mercy and faithfulness and unending love that have nothing to do with my own (non-existent) merits and everything to do with Christ’s. I find quietness and rest when I begin to understand that “His steadfast love endures forever.”

  • I’m sitting on the train reading Psalm 136. His faithful love endures forever read over and over with the rhythm of the tracks. Taking this rhythm with me through my day.

  • Amy Tarara

    Love finding Jesus in the Old Testament. It’s the scarlet thread throughout the Bible.

  • Thank you She Reads Truth for including the devotional in the book. I work nights, 14 to 16 hour shifts. And, I’m old, so the days I work it is difficult for me to keep up with my studies. On my days off I am often reading 4 or 5 days at a time. I love having the devotional that goes along with the scripture in my book. So again, thank you.

    • DebBea

      Pam, I’ve just been accessing the Scripture and comments via the website and am considering getting the book. Do you find it super helpful?

      • Pamela

        You can get everything from the site. The books are lovely, but not really necessary. I just like having a physical book. Maybe because I’m old and didn’t grow up with all the tech stuff.

  • Brittany Couch

    His love never quits. The life, death and resurrection of Jesus is the fulfillment of that promise, his love.

  • The more I read through things in the Old Testament, the more I see a neon arrow pointing to Jesus. I think all too often I treat Jesus like a shoulder angel, there when I need advice and when I want praise for doing good things. (How humble of me). Too easily I make this world and this life about me and what I want and how I feel-when-even in the beginning of time, it was all about Jesus. Today, His Holy Spirit resides inside my soul-how much more should my life point to him.

  • His steadfast love endures forever. His love in the body of person, poured out for me. His promises fulfilled. Lord, open my eyes to your greatest gift. Reveal this gift to me through your word.

  • Lori Jones

    Thank you Father for all of your promises and unconditional love. Thank you for opening my heart and eyes to see what you have done for me. I pray that You may continue to help me grow through this study.

  • Gilda Thornton

    If we only believe and call on Him, He will bring us through our Egypts. Although sometimes we may have to go through the wilderness first. However, He is faithful

    Our Father is faithful and true. He will bring us out of our Egypts. Sometimes, however, we may have to travel the Wilderness Interstate. But we can have peace knowing we are not alone. He is there with us, and will see us safely through. From everlasting to everlasting is His faithful love.

  • Kathryn Kamin

    Disappointment is only momentary in the spectrum of forever.

  • Ashley House

    “The grace He extends to you and me is not based on how He feels about us in any given moment” – what an encouraging reminder. As humans, our grace does not operate like this. Thank God that he is steadfast and true!

  • Lois Wilson

    I love it when I can feel God so clearly in a situation that “it burns in my heart”.

  • Heather N

    I love that Luke recorded in vs. 25 of today’s reading that Jesus got frustrated with his disciples for not understanding the prophesies written about Him and then how Jesus took the time to patiently explain how He fulfilled the prophesies. In his frustration He was kind, He was patient, He wasn’t proud. He kept hoping, enduring and loving. That’s quite an example to follow!

  • Melinda Gray

    O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.

    I (yes, I) give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good (he truly is good): for his mercy endureth forever (forever without end).

    Loved this study today.

  • Meredyth Thompson

    Gods steadfast love! What salve to a wounded heart today! Fills me with great hope and reassurance that God’s Love is always there!
    Great study today!

  • Beth Vaccaro

    Too often, we don’t open our eyes and hearts to what the Lord wants us to see and hear. Again, we run away – on horses, fast – as we saw yesterday in Isaiah. When we truly open ourselves up to Him, and confront the truth within us, our eyes will be opened to view His glory.

    These words will help carry me through this season of Lent.



  • I am just blown AWAY from today’s passage from Luke. Y’all, I thought I had read my bible but have somehow been overlooking this passage. It was brand new to me today.
    How Jesus just appeared behind these two ‘random’ disciples and was listening in on their conversation and playfully interjecting and acting like he didn’t know what had just happened! He just seems so REAL to me in this passage. So playful in the conversation and intentional to lay out the WHOLE story of Himself in the scriptures, and to remain close to the disciples when they invited and insisted on him staying with them <3. Just beautiful. I love it when we get glimpses into His personality like that and He just comes alive off the page.

  • Heather N (MNmomma)

    Wow…..His faithful love endures forever…..His Faithful love endures forever….His faithful love endures forever…..it seems like I am not the only one who needed that CONSTANT and CONTINUAL reminder….I am so quick to forget….to lose focus. THANK GOD that He does not…that He keeps His promises. Father God, I pray that my heart, mind, will, emotions, body….my everything be tuned to you….to your promises. You Lord, are a promise keeper. Your faithful love endures forever. You love me in spite of all that do….all of the ways I repeatedly break your heart by choosing things of this world over You….forgive me Father. Let this truth ring clear, with every heartbeat…..Your faithful love – for me- endures forever. I can rest in that truth. Thank you so much for this truth…..In your precious name I pray, Amen

  • Ashley Flores

    My entire walk revolutionized when I shifted my perspective and started looking at then New Testament through the filter that it spoke of Jesus. Jesus wasn’t some after thought. Even from the very beginning Jesus was always there. There’s no separation between Old and New Testament if you really think about. The whole story, beginning middle and end are all about Him.

  • I’m thankful that the God that we SHE’s serve is faithful and true. I can’t imagine life without HIM!

  • Debbie Huiras

    Four hundred years they waited on the promise to be delivered. What promises are we waiting on God for? He has not forgotten! This hope is what my heart needed to be reminded of.

    • Ashley Flores

      Makes my waiting seem manageable in comparison lol

    • Alishia Wright

      I feel like so often we get caught up in our own waiting and how long it feels to us that we get tired of waiting and some ugly things happen or we try to force things to happen. I feel like a huge part of the struggle is waiting well.

  • Leigh AnneAkey

    His steadfast love endures forever! What a great promise!

  • Caralee Lilly

    “Were our hearts not burning within us?” How often is Jesus walking
    beside us, through the pain in our lives, achingly explaining the scripture promises to us, and we don’t recognize Him? God is so good.

  • Bridget StewartFredriksen

    At a study we had a few weeks ago, we talked about how remembering the past reminds us of the future. I was encouraged and felt led to write Psalm 136 based on my own life and Wow what a reminder it is for the trials I am going through now.

  • Kelly Chataine

    Thanking God for His steadfast love that endures forever. I am going to write my own Psalm 136 containing all the many things God has done for me.
    My heart and mind settled on this verse: Luke 24:15 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. I pray that Jesus Himself will draw near to us, to me. No words for how this verse touches me.

  • Abigail Macdonald

    Loved this God is completely faithful to us! To walk with us through this life; to see us through! I love Psalm 136:12 “With a strong hand and an outstretched arm. His faithful love endures forever.” ❤️❤️

    • Natasha Reyes

      That verse didn’t stand out when I was reading the Psalm, but now that you have highlighted it, WOW. That is a powerful verse! His strong hand and outstretched arm don’t just fight our battles, they also draw us close in his embrace. Thanks for this Abigail!

  • Sabrina Michelle

    The Lord our God love and faithfulness endures forever! How refreshing is that? I’m so glad I’m able to see God’s character in our studying His word. He loves us so much and the reading just flows off the pages into our hearts and soul. Good reading today.

  • Robyn ShumateWentz

    I am also thankful that what he promised so many years ago still stands for us today. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He love still stands! ❤️

  • Jo Gistand

    Amen! And thank you LORD for keeping your promises. I’m so thankful for his mercy, and it’s all because of Jesus. ❤️

  • Churchmouse

    Oh that folks would say of me “she makes a promise and keeps it.” But I am all too often unreliable. But our God, He is not. His Word is sure. Every promise is kept. He delivers each and every time. Reliable. Faithful. True. That’s Him.

  • In Luke, after Jesus explains to the two on the road to Emmaus, beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, and interprets for them the things concerning himself in all the Scriptures, he [Jesus] is ready to leave them. To move on. But, they urge him to stay with them. He explains the good news but He isn’t forcing himself on them. He was waiting for them to ask Him to stay. He doesn’t force himself on us either. He’s waiting for us to ask Him to stay. To spend time with us. To fellowship with us. To spend the evening; to recline at our table; to bless us. Oh, Jesus! Please stay with me.

    • Devon

      I love how you pointed that idea out. He waits for us to ask him in, and we have to make that decision and effort. Thanks for pointing that out!

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      I just had the same problem- deleted and re-download the app and then log in again. There is a button to restore previous purchases. Take some time but now I’m good. ❤️

    • Churchmouse

      Yes mobile app and website were down but not have returned. Not sure what causes this intermittent problem

    • Churchmouse

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    • She Reads Truth

      Hi Jenna, we’re so sorry you’re having trouble with the app. Please reach out to our team at [email protected] and we can help! – Abby, The SRT Team

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