Luke 22: How To Be The Greatest?
Verse of the Day: V26 “But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.”
1. Glad (V1-6)
V4 “And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them.”
It was sad that the chief priests and scribes were glad when they discovered that Judas was willing to betray Jesus for money. Instead of being glad that Jesus came to preach the Word and heal the sick, they were jealous of Jesus because He was a threat to their power and influence. Nevertheless, Jesus’ betrayal, death and resurrection were the fulfilment of God’s prophecy of the shedding of His precious blood as the penalty of the sins of the whole world, that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.
V5 “And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.
2. Greatest (V7-46)
V24 “And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest.”
It was sad that Jesus’ disciples were arguing and disputing as to who would be the greatest among them, beside their Master and Teacher, Jesus Christ. Instead of focusing on Jesus’ Word and work, they were striving for position and power. Thus Jesus taught them that the greatest among them shall be like the youngest who shall serve his elder. Indeed God’s leadership, unlike man’s leadership, is all about love, humility and service.
V26 “But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.”
3. Galilean (V47-71)
V59 “And about the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a Galilean.”
Peter denied before the people that he was a Galilean, but he could never hide his strong Galilean’s accent. Finally, Peter repented his sins when he heard the cock crew thrice as Jesus had earlier prophesied. Indeed we can never hide our Christianity from others because God shall convict our hearts and give us no peace until we repent our sins and return to Him. Once a Galilean, always a Galilean. Once a Christian, always a Christian.
V60 “And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please humble me to know that only You are the greatest.