Monday Meditations

The ultimate goal of redemption is to make us worshipers. The Lord Jesus Christ said: “…True worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.” (John 4:23 ESV)

Worship, while difficult to define, is the result of being occupied with Christ – His person and work.

This weekly meditation is prepared by Dr. Sandy Higgins. Its purpose is to give believers truth to think about and develop in their own minds and hearts throughout the week. Ultimately, as the week progresses, daily worship will result in hearts full of adoration for the Lord Jesus on the Lord’s Day (Sunday) as believers gather to remember Him.

Dr. A.J. Higgins is the Editor of the Christian magazine, Truth and Tidings and is well known in many parts of the world for his relevant and clear Bible teaching. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Ruth.

Monday Meditations


By On December 31, 2017

Blessed is the man that … nor sitteth in the seat of the Scorner” Psalm 1:1 KJV How blessed is the man who does not … Nor sit in the seat of scoffers! Psalm 1:1 NASB Psalm 1 presents three “postures” of the blessed man. It refers to his walking, standing, and sitting. Each of these may convey a different…

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A Tale of Two Tales

By On December 24, 2017

“Say ye, ‘His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. Matthew 28:13 KJV “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.’” Matthew 28:13 NASB The embarrassment of an empty tomb and the report of the watch did not leave the chief priests, elders, and Sanhedrin at a…

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He is Not Here!

By On December 17, 2017

He is not here; He is risen. Matthew 28:6 KJV He is not here, for He has risen. Matthew 28:6 NASB The angel told the women that the One Whom they were looking for “was crucified” but had been raised. The tense which the angels used is significant. Grammarians call it the perfect participle, which suggests a continuing condition or…

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Yielded Up His Spirit

By On December 10, 2017

“When he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.” Matthew 27:50 KJV “And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.”  Matthew 27:50 NASB The loud voice would have been unique for a man suspended on a cross, who normally would be dying from asphyxiation. But the Lord Jesus was never dying….

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“My God, Why?

By On December 3, 2017

“Jesus cried … My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” Matthew 27:46 KJV “Jesus cried out…My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46 NASB Why this cry from Calvary? The Lord Jesus was not ignorant of the reason. Certainly – and I am almost loath to write it – He was not complaining about being…

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‘Bearing Shame and Scoffing Rude…”

By On November 26, 2017

“They reviled Him … the chief priests mocking Him … the thieves cast the same in His teeth.” Matthew 27:39-44 KJV “Hurling abuse at Him … the chief priests were mocking Him …the robbers were also insulting Him with the same words…” Matthew 27:39-44 NASB On the cross, the Lord Jesus became the object of reproach from everyone. Passers-by flung…

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Three Drinks Offered on the Cross

By On November 19, 2017

“Golgotha … They gave Him vinegar to drink … He would not drink.” Matthew 27:33-34 KJV “Golgotha … They gave Him wine to drink … He was unwilling to drink.” Matthew 27:33-34 NASB By comparing the Gospel accounts, it appears that there were three different occasions when the Lord Jesus was offered something to drink. Matthew records the first occasion:…

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Morning of Entertainment for Roman Soldiers

By On November 12, 2017

 “ .. The whole band of soldiers … they mocked Him … they spit upon Him … smote Him … and led Him away to crucify Him.”  Matthew 27:27-31 KJV “…The whole Roman cohort…mocked Him…they spat on Him…beat Him….and led Him away to crucify Him.” Matthew 27:27-31 NASB The whole band was called. They didn’t want even one of their…

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Barabbas over Jesus

By On November 5, 2017

“A notable prisoner called Barabbas.”  Matthew 27:15-24 KJV “A notorious prisoner, called Barabbas.” Matthew 27:15-24 NASB Pilate was in a bind. He had been pushed by the Jewish leaders into an uncomfortable corner. There was little love lost between the factions. The Jewish leaders hated Pilate and all he represented. The Romans disdained the Jews. Yet some coexistence was needed;…

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The Authority of the Governor

By On October 29, 2017

“Pontius Pilate, the governor.” Matthew 27:2 KJV “Pilate, the governor.” Matthew 27:2 NASB Only Matthew calls Pilate, “the governor.” In fact, Matthew does so on seven occasions in this final account of the trial and crucifixion of the Lord Jesus. Look at verses 2, 11, 14, 15, 21, 23, 27. Matthew, who had worked for the Roman government would be…