What Jesus Did! 'One of You!' — Mark 14:17-18

Friday, October 16, 2020

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In the evening Jesus arrived with the Twelve. As they were at the table eating [the Passover meal], Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, one of you eating with me here will betray me."
— Mark 14:17-18 NLT

Key Thought

Ouch! Imagine how it hurt the followers of Jesus to hear these words! Imagine how much more it hurt Jesus to have to say these words about one of his closest friends and followers. Betrayal by a friend hurts terribly and wounds us grievously. But, when we are heartbroken because of the faithlessness of a friend (or even a spouse or other family member), we can go to the Lord and know that he cares and that he hears us. He's been down this road himself. While I am truly sorry that Jesus had to go through this ordeal, I'm comforted in those moments when I'm betrayed since the Lord knows, cares, and is present with me through my loneliest times.

Today's Prayer

O Father, be near. O Jesus, please draw me close to you. O Spirit, fill me with your presence. I cannot exist without the constant assurance of your presence in my life. In Jesus' name, I ask it. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Hebrews 13:5-6
  • Matthew 10:19-22
  • Romans 8:38-39

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Illustration

Illustration of Mark 14:17-18 NLT — In the evening Jesus arrived with the Twelve. As they were at the table eating [the Passover meal], Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, one of you eating with me here will betray me."

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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