February 7 (Exodus 21-23 / Psalm 26 / Matthew 27): Every now and again, our different readings come together perfectly. Today is one of those days. The chief priests and teachers of the law must have known Exodus 23:1-2, and yet they most definitely ignored these verses throughout Jesus’ trial. We aren’t told what Jesus was thinking during this time on the cross, but the words of Psalm 26 certainly could have been on his mind. It’s good to connect these different accounts—and it’s good to draw broader connections among all of Scripture. Of the four Gospels, Matthew contains the most Old Testament allusions and references. Let today’s readings be a reminder that all of God’s Word is a unified account. Everything that happened in the Old Testament pointed ahead to our suffering Savior on the cross. When we read all of Scripture as the grand story of God’s love for sinners—for us!—we can appreciate its fulfillment in Jesus all the more.
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