Big Picture

RE Verse reading:  Mark 14:10-11, 17-21, 41-50 (day four)
What a disappointing experience!  One of Jesus’ closest followers is the one who will betray Him.  And worst yet, He knew it ahead of time.  Jesus knew Judas’ heart even better than Judas.  Judas had walked with Jesus, heard Him teach daily, seen miracles of healing…of quieting storms…of raising from the dead (Judas was even the treasurer of the group, a position of trust!).  How would you respond to such betrayal?  I know how I would have and I’m sure it wouldn’t have been pretty.  Jesus saw a much bigger picture, though.  He saw past any personal rights that were violated and saw God’s greater picture of redemption.  We could look around ourselves in today’s world and feel that our personal rights are being violated, but God’s Word paints a much bigger picture than our rights.  By staying in God’s Word daily, we can gain His perspective on current events, and like verse 49 say, “but this has taken place to fulfill the Scriptures.”

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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