Jesus ate the Passover hours before His brutal treatment at the hands of His enemies

Matthew Bible Background

02.10.2016 New Testament: Matt 26.17–19

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 26.1–19 on February 10, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

Jesus knew that His hour had arrived, the hour when man would treat Him in the most horrible ways, nevertheless, on the night those things began, the Bible says He ate the Passover,

Now on the first day of the Feast of the Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?” And He said, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, “The Teacher says, ‘My time is at hand; I will keep the Passover at your house with My disciples.”’” So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover (Matthew 26.17–19).

Jesus did many things for the world that I cannot imagine doing myself, and eating just shortly before He knows how horrible He would suffer, amazes me that He could focus on the meal and that He could continue to teach His disciples.

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