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

Sunday, October 16, 2016

In the evening, Jesus went to that house with the twelve apostles. While they were all at the table eating, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth. One of you will be against me—one of you eating with me now."
— Mark 14:17-18 NLT
Illustration of Mark 14:17-18 NLT — "I tell you the truth. One of you will be against me—one of you eating with me now."

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 this about one of his closest friends and followers. Betrayal by a friend hurts worse and wounds us most grievously. But, when we are heartbroken because of the faithlessness of a friend (or even a spouse), 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 sorry that he had to go through this, I'm comforted in those moments of betrayal 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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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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