The members of the Sanhedrin council (chief priests) were already trying to figure out how to kill Jesus. And now one of the reasons he has come to Jerusalem – the Passover Feast was approaching. Verse 3 says that Satan already entered into Judas Iscariot, and he slipped off to meet with the chief priests to make plans for his betrayal of Jesus. They agreed on payment for his part in the deed to come. Now all he had to do was find the right time and place away from the crowds. Judas would be just as afraid of what the crowds around Jesus might do as the Sanhedrin had already proved to be.
On the day of unleavened bread, the Passover lamb had to be killed. It was on this day that Jesus sent Peter and John to find a place for them to prepare the Passover. He described a man carrying a jar that would meet them and take them to an upper room where they could do so. And when they went where Jesus had told them to go, they found the man just as He had said. They told him what Jesus had told them to say, and he did indeed take them to the upper room Jesus had spoken of.
On proper reflection, the reader should realize something about all of that. Since Jesus could foresee these details so clearly, he surely saw what was soon to be done to him just as clearly. What a chilling burden to carry around!
(This year’s reading plan for Luke, Acts, and 1 and 2 Chronicles averages just 15 verses per day – 5 days per week!)
Schedule for this week
Read or listen to audio of today’s selection from Luke here
Read or listen to audio of today’s selection from 1 Chronicles here
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