Archive for July 14, 2012
read the bible in a year: day 88 Matthew 23:13-39
13 But a curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! because you are shutting the kingdom of heaven against men: for you do not go in yourselves, and those who are going in, you keep back. 14  15 A curse is on you, scribes and Pharisees, false ones! for you go about land and sea to get one disciple and, having him, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves. 16 A curse is on you, blind guides, who say, Whoever takes an oath by the Temple, it is More >
Let’s finish John 13 today. Read John 13: 18 – 38.
I am amazed by the way Jesus treated Judas. And we see Him trying to break through Judas’ cold heart in this passage. Jesus loved Judas. There is no greater test of agape love than the way you treat your enemies.
Picture this scene … the disciples gathered around a meal together. William Barclay describes the custom of the day.
The Jews did not sit at table; they reclined. The table was a low solid block, with couches round it. It was shaped like a U and the place of the host More >