In your life, do you know what time it is?
Time - A proper time; a season; Duration (Noah Webster 1828 Dictionary)
“He said, Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, The Master says: My time is near; I will keep the Passover at your house with My disciples.” (Matthew 26:18 AMPC)
We see Jesus, once again, focused on His purpose for being on earth and fulfilling what Scripture said about Him. He was where He needed to be exactly when He needed to be there. No detours. He walked a straight path, a clear path, to His destiny.
Our take away is that when we choose God’s paths for our lives things have already been prepared for us to walk in. Not everything will be good and received with Hallelujah’s, but everything is necessary to fulfill our purpose for being here.
Our lives are interconnected. Whether we see it, or know about it or not, what we do will impact others. People are always watching.
“While they were eating, he said, “I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me.” (Matthew 26:21 NLT)
Betray - To deliver into the hands of an enemy by treachery or fraud, in violation of trust; To violate by fraud, or unfaithfulness; to expose; To disclose, or permit to appear, what is intended to be kept secret, or what prudence would conceal (Noah Webster 1828 Dictionary)
Can you imagine having dinner with a group of friends while knowing that one of them is going to be the instrument of your betrayal unto death? And can you imagine calmly stating it while continuing with the meal? Jesus gives us the true example of being committed to doing the will of His Father and walking, steadfastly, determinedly, in His purpose.
To understand the significance of Jesus saying this while they were sharing a meal you would need to understand the significance of the meal. “Jewish tradition recognizes a meal as a time for intimacy, fellowship, and significant conversation. Kindness is the basic mood of the Jewish meal. People are fed and nourished, and in this intimate setting people talk with each other about what matters. That is why the Rabbis say that if people eat together and Torah talk is not exchanged then the meal is a vain enterprise. If eating does not create the opportunity to teach and to learn then it becomes biological feeding. Because eating creates intimacy amongst people it creates opportunities for encounters of the intellect and the soul, which must be punished.” (See more on this from JUF News http://www.juf.org/news/thinking_torah.aspx?id=28094 )
“Even knowing what He would suffer, by taking on the sins of the world, Jesus still chose to suffer the penalty of our sin for us. He had us--you and I--on His mind as He prepared for Calvary. He had put the will and purpose of His Father on His mind as He prepared for Calvary. He had defeating sin and death on His mind as He prepared for Calvary. He had resurrection on His mind as He prepared for Calvary. He had victory on His mind as He prepared for Calvary.” (The Holy Week Devotional by Leisa Wilkins)
“As we continue Holy Week, ask God to show you any unconfessed sin in your life. Choose not to betray God by allowing sin to have constant dominion over you. Confess your sins.” (The Holy Week Devotional by Leisa Wilkins)
Repent - And saying, "Repent (think differently; change your mind, regretting your sins and changing your conduct), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 3:2 AMPC)
Be Encouraged! ❤