Wednesday // The Calm Before The Storm

Dr. Justin Jackson   -  


(Pick one or two of the passages below. Read the passage(s) carefully and write down any observations that come to mind.)

  • Matthew 26:1-5
  • Luke 22:3-6
  • John 11:45-57



(Take a moment to reflect on how the events that happened on this day shape your understanding of Christ and the redemption he has accomplished.)

  1. How does the Sanhedrin’s plotting correspond with the plotting spoken of in Psalm 2?
  2. How does knowing that God is sovereign over all things—even in the events leading up to Jesus’ death—give you hope in tough seasons when God’s purposes may not be all that evident?


(Use the meditations below to foster a time of prayer and thanksgiving for what Jesus has done.)

Sometime today, take a moment (10 minutes or more) for silence and solitude before the Lord. Psalm 46:10 says that being still is one way we exercised our trust in God. Follow this plan:

  • Turn off the noise. Put down the phone. Find a quiet place. Focus on the Lord’s presence
  • Meditate and pray through Psalm 139.
  • Ask the Lord to “search your heart” and reveal areas that need repentance or growth.