What is really going on? Even at a dinner, what are behind those conversations? Are there any safe places?
“When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. And while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.” They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely you don’t mean me, Lord?” (Matthew 26 v 20-22)
One after the other, so that’s all of them: “surely you don’t mean me?’ 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 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.