Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread arrived, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John ahead and said, "Go and prepare the Passover meal, so we can eat it together." "Where do you want us to prepare it?" they asked him. He replied, "As soon as you enter Jerusalem, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him. At the house he enters, say to the owner, 'The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room where I can eat the Passover meal with my disciples?' He will take you upstairs to a large room that is already set up. That is where you should prepare our meal." They went off to the city and found everything just as Jesus had said, and they prepared the Passover meal there.
— Luke 22:7-13 NLT
While we may have as many questions about this passage as there are answers, one thing is certain: When Jesus speaks, 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 not only to hear his truth revealed by Jesus, but also to obey it!
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.
Related Scripture Readings
- John 2:1-5
- Matthew 7:21-27
- Luke 8:21
About This Devotional
What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.
What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.
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