What Jesus Did! 'Is It Me?' — Luke 22:21-23

Friday, December 4, 2015

Jesus said, "One of you will soon be against me. His hand is by my hand on the table. The Son of Man will do what God has planned. But it will be very bad for that person who gives the Son of Man {to be killed}." Then the apostles asked each other, "Which one of us would do that to Jesus?"
— Luke 22:21-23 NLT
Illustration of Luke 22:21-23 NLT — "One of you will soon be against me. His hand is by my hand on the table. The Son of Man will do what God has planned. But it will be very bad for that person who gives the Son of Man {to be killed}."

Key Thought

"Is it me?" That's the basic question that the disciples are asking. It is also the question that we need to be asking when taking the Lord's Supper. "Is it me, Lord? Is it me?" The Supper is a great time for us to take seriously our need for self-examination. Let's be honest about our possible failure in the face of temptation, trial, and persecution. However, rather than anticipating failure or getting stuck in our past failures, let's re-commit to serve the Lord faithfully as we share in the Lord's Supper.

Today's Prayer

Father, I know that I can be weak and vulnerable to temptation and sin. Without your power working in me through your Holy Spirit, I know I cannot withstand the onslaught of the Devil's attacks. Please help me trust fully that your forgiveness frees me to take of the Supper in spite of failings. Strengthen and empower me to live a pure life and honor your Son whose sacrifice has cleansed me and made me whole. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 2 Corinthians 13:3-6
  • 1 Corinthians 11:27-32
  • John 13:21-30

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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.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.