Matthew 25-26~ Day 13~ Jesus Betrayed


These Chapters are leading up to the execution of Jesus. For me, the verses become more and more difficult to read. Throughout history, people have proclaimed to be god or gods. I imagine that this took quite an ego to elevate oneself to that level while mentally knowing how limited they were as a mere person. Jesus, who is actually God, did not go around self-proclaiming that he was in fact God. Rather, he would tell his Disciples in private or ask questions from them which provoked the Disciples to come to this knowledge on their own. Even when the high priests were trying to pry this info out of Jesus’ mouth, they had to spoon feed him the words.

“The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”  “You have said so,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

I read these chapters and acknowledge the injustice. I also imagine that if such injustice was happening to me, I would try to argue or explain the others faults. Jesus knew this was a part of the plan and endured such injustice in silence. It is impressive and inspiring.

Lastly, after reading about Peter’s denial of Jesus, I said a quick prayer that if I am ever tested as Peter was, that Jesus would give me the strength to cling to him despite the consequences.


Comments

Yes, these scriptures clearly demonstrate that Jesus willingly laid down his life. He was not "captured" and killed against his will. I love what he said back in chapter 26, "Do you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than 12 legions of angels?" (vs. 53)
Yes, I agree, very inspiring!!
Rapster J said…
It really made me so sad to read how hard this was for Him- how determined to do God's will. He must have been sad to leave His friends, dreading to be separated from the Father in death, and even maybe this earthly realm.

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