What Jesus Did! 'Just as Jesus Said' — Luke 22:7-13

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Day of Unleavened Bread came. This was the day when the Jews always killed the lambs for the Passover. Jesus said to Peter and John, "Go and prepare the Passover meal for us to eat." Peter and John said to Jesus, "Where do you want us to prepare the meal?" Jesus said to them, "Listen! After you go into the city (Jerusalem), you will see a man carrying a jar of water. Follow him. He will go into a house. You go with him. Tell the person that owns that house, 'The Teacher asks that you please show us the room where he and his followers can eat the Passover meal.' Then the man who owns the house will show you a large room upstairs. This room is ready for us. Prepare the Passover meal there." So Peter and John left. Everything happened the way Jesus said. So they prepared the Passover meal.
— Luke 22:7-13
Illustration of Luke 22:7-13 — "Go and prepare the Passover meal for us to eat."

Key Thought

While we may have as many questions about this passage as there are answers, one thing is certain: when Jesus asks, his disciples obey and they find things to be just as Jesus said. So how are you doing in focusing on the Lord and his words? Why not rev up your commitment to read through each of the Gospels at least once as Christmas approaches? Ask the Father to help you to not only hear his truth revealed by Jesus, but to also obey it!

Today's Prayer

Father, thank you that Jesus' words are sure and certain. Be with me as I seek to know your Son better, obey his words more completely, and reflect his character more perfectly. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Today's Verses in Context

It was almost time for the Jewish Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover. The leading priests and teachers of the law were trying to find a quiet way to kill Jesus. They were afraid of what the people would do to them. One of Jesus' twelve apostles was named Judas Iscariot. Satan (the devil) went into Judas and made him do a bad thing. Judas went and talked with the leading priests and some of the soldiers who guarded the temple. Judas talked to them about a way to give Jesus to them. The priests were very happy about this. They promised to give Judas money {if he would give Jesus to them}. Judas agreed. Then Judas waited for the best time to give Jesus to them. Judas wanted to do it when there were no people around to see him do it. The Day of Unleavened Bread came. This was the day when the Jews always killed the lambs for the Passover. Jesus said to Peter and John, "Go and prepare the Passover meal for us to eat." Peter and John said to Jesus, "Where do you want us to prepare the meal?" Jesus said to them, "Listen! After you go into the city (Jerusalem), you will see a man carrying a jar of water. Follow him. He will go into a house. You go with him. Tell the person that owns that house, 'The Teacher asks that you please show us the room where he and his followers can eat the Passover meal.' Then the man who owns the house will show you a large room upstairs. This room is ready for us. Prepare the Passover meal there." So Peter and John left. Everything happened the way Jesus said. So they prepared the Passover meal.

Luke 22:1-13

Related Scripture Readings

Two days later there was a wedding in the town of Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there. Jesus and his followers were also invited to the wedding. At the wedding there was not enough wine. After the wine was all gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine." Jesus answered, "Dear woman, you should not tell me what to do. It is not yet time for me to begin my work." Jesus' mother said to the servants, "Do what Jesus tells you to do."

John 2:1-5

"Not every person that says that I am his Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven. The only people that will enter the kingdom of heaven are those people that do the things that my Father in heaven wants. On the last day many people will say to me, 'You are our Lord! We spoke for you. And for you we forced out demons and did many miracles. ' Then I will tell those people clearly, 'Go away from me, you people that do wrong. I never knew you.' "Every person that hears these things I say and obeys is like a wise man. The wise man built his house on rock. It rained hard and the water rose. The winds blew and hit that house. But the house did not fall, because the house was built on rock. But the person that hears the things I teach and does not obey those things is like a foolish man. The foolish man built his house on sand. It rained hard, the water rose, and the winds blew and hit that house. And the house fell with a loud noise."

Matthew 7:21-27

Jesus answered them, "My mother and my brothers are those people that listen to God's teaching and obey it!"

Luke 8:21

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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