The disciples wanted to serve the Lord

Matthew Bible Background

03.12.2015 New Testament: Mark 14.12–15

To read the Bible in a year, read Mark 14.1–25 on March 12, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

The twelve disciples got things wrong often, like we do, but they also got things right, like we do also. One time they argued about who was greatest among them, but watch what they did on the night before Jesus died, and what He told them to do,

Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they killed the Passover lamb, His disciples said to Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare, that You may eat the Passover?” And He sent out two of His disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him. Wherever he goes in, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?”’ Then he will show you a large upper room, furnished and prepared; there make ready for us” (Mark 14.12–15). 

Jesus had evidently already worked out the arrangement for that Passover, and the disciples did not know of the arrangement. However, they wanted to serve Him. They wanted to prepare the Passover. This was not slapping together a few sandwiches, but required a great deal of work and care. However, they loved Jesus, they loved Israel, and they were thankful to God for Israel’s deliverance from Egypt.

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