17 When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve. 18 While they were reclining at the table eating, he said, “I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me-one who is eating with me.” 19 They were saddened, and one by one they said to him, “Surely not I?”
One by one, so that’s all of them: “surely not I?’ All 12 of them said to Jesus it wouldn’t be them.
• it is hard to accept you are capable of doing the worst of sins.
The truth is they would all desert Jesus, one would deny and of course one would betray.
• It is possible to say you wouldn’t be the one to commit the sin and at the same time be planning to be the one.
Judas looked at the others and at Jesus and was adamant he wasn’t the one when in fact he knew he was.
• Just because Jesus knows doesn’t stop a person committing the sin of betrayal.
You would have thought this was Judas’ opportunity to stop his plan, he didn’t take it.
• Jesus doesn’t expose the betrayer, he arrives with him in the group.
Every one needs to take the journey with you, even the ones who may stab you in your back.
• Jesus shows incredible grace by having the closest of fellowship with the betrayer by eating with him.
Eat with those who don’t follow your plan and path, they will need this grace later.