Monday, March 30, 2015

Holy Week Short devotional: Wednesday - John 13:21-32

Bible Reading: John 13:21-32

Today’s verses:                 John 13:26
Jesus answered, “It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish.” Then, dipping the piece of bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, son of Simon.

            We've all experienced someone close to us who hurts or disappoints us. We’ve also all been in that position where we've caused injury or distrust. Human beings are not perfect and so we constantly make mistakes or lose the trust of others.

            When Judas betrayed Jesus, both of them were aware of what was going on. The other disciples may have been clueless, but both Christ and Judas knew what was happening. Jesus, however, provided Judas with a way out by letting His disciple know that He was fully aware of the betrayal. In other words, Christ still provided Judas a moment of grace and truth which he could have received. Sadly, Judas defiantly chose to betray Jesus.

How often do I disappoint God and others? What can I do to remedy this?

Prayer:            Lord Jesus, forgive us when we disappoint You or betray another’s trust. Enable us to embrace Your grace and heal any brokenness in others that we have caused. In Your Holy Name, we pray. Amen.

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