THURSDAY, January 20
“‘For,’ said Peter, ‘it is written in the Book of Psalms: “May his place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in it,” and, “May another take his place of leadership.” Therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men who have been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was living among us, beginning from John’s baptism to the time when Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness with us of his resurrection.”
Peter uses the poetic words of the psalms to express the sorrow felt by his brothers and sisters regarding Judas’ betrayal. Judas was promised, alongside the other apostles, a place of service in Jesus’ kingdom, but chose to desert Jesus and the Lord’s calling in pursuit of his own wealth and way. To make sense of their sorrow, Peter turns to the worship song book of Israel, to find words to guide their waiting before the Lord.
Before Peter led them to resolve the concern of replacing Judas he sought to understand it from a biblical standpoint. Let us follow His example.
Way to Worship
Turn your heart toward the lyrics of the Psalms. Find peace and comfort in the words of the songs passed down through the church for thousands of years.
Hymn Medley by Maverick City
Way to Wait
Invite the Lord to speak into the decisions you are making right now. Give Him the first place to lead you where He would have you go. Write down what He saying to you.