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Holy Tuesday

I found an interesting timeline of Holy Week on Biblegateway.com (https://www.biblegateway.com/blog/2011/04/holy-week-timeline-visualization/) and shown below. It links relevant Scripture with each day of Holy Week and shows where the various people involved in the events were. On Monday Jesus turned over the tables in the temple. On Tuesday we see the following events:

The encounter with the withering fig tree [Matthew 21:19-22]
The temple debates [Matthew 21:23-23:39]
The Olivet discourse [Matthew 24-25]

In the encounter with the barren fig tree, Jesus withers a tree that bears no fruit. In the temple debates the authorities questioned the authority of Jesus. In the parable of the ten virgins, Jesus warns that we must be alert and watchful and prepared for his coming. In judgement will the Lord see our lives as fruitful or barren? Will He know that we recognized his authority over our lives? Are we focused on God in our daily lives, or would we need to run off to fill our lamps if Christ returned today? Some thoughts for Holy Tuesday.

Holy Week

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