3:16 Plan - Week 17 - Day 1 - Year 3 - Matthew 28:11-15

A bribe confused some about the resurrection but Jesus physical return assured the faithful and countless millions of others.  

Pray The Word and Prepare for The Word 

Matthew 28:12 - A meeting with the elders was called, and they decided to give the soldiers a large bribe.

Read - Matthew 28:11–15

https://www.blueletterbible.org/tools/MultiVerse.cfm?s=006A7F                                                

Apply

They had to do something about this empty tomb.  They went to all the trouble to kill Jesus and be rid of His teachings and now He was missing.  ‘The Bribe’ was put into place and it spread to many who could have come to faith in Christ.  Let’s make sure that the enemy’s lies never prevent us from faithful response to God. 

Yield

Lord, I will trust You today.  Give me faith.  

Extra Discovery

https://www.christiantoday.com/article/why-did-the-chief-priests-bribe-the-soldiers-guarding-jesus-tomb/127911.htm 

Revelation

As we grow to Know, Love and Serve God, Satan strives to Deceive, Divide and Destroy.  Even at the empty tomb, he crafted his lies and led many astray.  How do we overcome such blatant distractions to our faith?  By the power of God’s Holy Spirit!  As we surrender to Him, He empowers us, our faith and our life.