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Text Study for Maundy Thursday Year C

Text Study for Maundy Thursday Year C

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Published by Joseph Winston
Commentary
Exodus 12:1-14
The L ORD tells the people what needs to be done before they set out on their journey to the promised land. An animal must be selected and be made ready. A meal needs to be cooked. And the house is to be marked against the danger that walks the land at night. This work is carried out every year so the people know what kind of God the L ORD is. Exodus 12:1 The L ORD said – The command to keep the Passover comes from the mouth of the L ORD. Exodus 12:2 This month shall ma
Commentary
Exodus 12:1-14
The L ORD tells the people what needs to be done before they set out on their journey to the promised land. An animal must be selected and be made ready. A meal needs to be cooked. And the house is to be marked against the danger that walks the land at night. This work is carried out every year so the people know what kind of God the L ORD is. Exodus 12:1 The L ORD said – The command to keep the Passover comes from the mouth of the L ORD. Exodus 12:2 This month shall ma

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Commentary
Exodus 12:1-14
The L
ORD
tells the people what needs to be done before they set out on their journey to the promised land. An animal must be selected and be made ready. Ameal needs to be cooked. And the house is to be marked against the danger thatwalks the land at night. This work is carried out every year so the people knowwhat kind of God the L
ORD
is.Exodus 12:1
The
L
ORD
said 
– The command to keep the Passover comes fromthe mouth of the L
ORD
.Exodus 12:2
This month shall mark for you the beginning of months
– This eventis of primary importance, so much so that everything must follow it. That iswhy time itself is changed and the calendar is adjusted.Exodus 12:3
Tell the whole congregation of Israel
– No one is exempted fromthis celebration of freedom.Exodus 12:4
If a household is too small
– The L
ORD
provides practical rules toensure no one is left out.Exodus 12:5
Your lamb shall be without blemish, a year-old male
– The L
ORD
asks for the best lamb or goat to feed the people.Exodus 12:6
You shall keep it until the fourteenth day
– The animal is selectedon the tenth day of the month and then four days later it is killed.Exodus 12:7
take some of the blood and put it 
– Mark your houses so that othersknowyouareJews.Placethebloodonyourdoorthentheangelofthe L
ORD
realizes you trust in the promise.Exodus 12:8
eat the lamb
– The sacrifice is not for the L
ORD
but instead for thebenefit of the people.
with unleavened bread and bitter herbs
– Tradition will develop around theuse of these two items. Bread with out yeast is part of the meal since thereis no time to let the dough rise. The herbs remind the people of the pain andsuffering that comes with the loss of freedom.1
 
Exodus 12:9
Do not eat any of it raw
– The L
ORD
spells out prohibitions suchas this example on how not to consume the meat.Exodus 12:10
You shall let none of it remain
– When you are leaving for a long journey across a wilderness, you need to have your strength. Eat up. You donot know where your next meal is coming from.Exodus 12:11
you shall eat it hurriedly
– The time to leave this world is comingsoon, very soon. Be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.Exodus 12:12
I will execute judgements
– On this night, as on every night, theL
ORD
will decide who will live and who will not.Exodus 12:13
I will pass over you
– Ironically, the L
ORD
, a warrior mighty inbattle, the creator of existence, does not know His own people unless theymark themselves. How then, can one trust in the decisions made by theL
ORD
if this One lacks access to some of the facts?Exodus 12:14
be a day of remembrance
– From now on, keep these feast toremember what the L
ORD
has done.
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
Psalm 116:1
I love the
L
ORD
 , because he has heard 
– The psalmist’s attrac-tion to the L
ORD
is due to the practical reason of response. The L
ORD
hasanswered his prayer.Psalm 116:2
I will call on him as long as I live.
– This single answer by theL
ORD
causes a lifetime attraction to the L
ORD
....Psalm 116:12
What shall I return to the
L
ORD
– The question comes from onewho is thankful what the L
ORD
has done. What do the ones, who never haveheard a single word from the L
ORD
do? What is their response to a God thatsits in silence? What happens to those who suffer and cry out but nothingever improves?Psalm116:13
 Iwillliftupthecupofsalvation
Eventheactofdrinkingbecomesan occasion for thanksgiving because the L
ORD
has answered the poet’sprayer. More people cry at night because the L
ORD
says nothing. More2
 
tears are spilled because they hurt and no one cares. More pain happens thatrelief.Psalm 116:14
I will pay my vows to the
L
ORD
– Apparently, part of the prayerincluded a dedication of some precious resource to the L
ORD
. What do thepeople who have nothing do? What do the downtrodden offer the L
ORD
?What sacrifice does one make on their death-bead?Psalm 116:15
Precious in the sight of the
L
ORD
is the death of his faithful ones.
Yet the L
ORD
is silent and people die. Do they pass out of existence withoutthe L
ORD
’s knowledge?Psalm116:16
 Iamyourservant,thechildofyourserving-mai
Thisoneknowsthe L
ORD
because of the faithful witness of his mother. Who speaks tothose who do not have parents? Who comes to those people whose motherand father do not know the L
ORD
? Who tells those who have forgotten thewords of their childhood?Psalm 116:17
I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice
– This man is blessed.The L
ORD
listen to him. His fortune is great. Not only does he has enoughresources to promise the L
ORD
something special but the poet also has ac-cess to more material goods that he will dedicate to the L
ORD
. What do thehave-nots sacrifice? Who will remember the poor in the future? Where istheir salvation?Psalm 116:18
in the presence of all his people
– The entire company will knowthe mighty deeds of the L
ORD
.Psalm 116:19
in your midst, O Jerusalem
– The L
ORD
’s holy city is wherethe vow and the sacrifice take place. The less fortunate cannot make it toJerusalem. No one knows about their pain.
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Paul recounts for the church in Corinth the tradition that he knows. It describes ameal where Jesus is present. Jesus tells His followers to eat and drink. The breadthat is served tells the believers that Jesus is really with them. The wine unites thedrinkers with the new reality found in Christ.3

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