Luke 22:1-38

Before Reading.

  • Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.

Reading.

  • Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
  • Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
  • Take a note if you have question, inspiration.

Read    Luke 22:1-38

Commentary.

Juda’s betrayal (1-6) —- The Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Passover, was Jewish festival commemorating how God saved Jewish people from the plague in Egypt. Jerusalem was crowded with people. Jewish religious leaders feared the people because they increasingly transferred their loyalty to Jesus. Luke witnessed that Satan caused Judah to betray Jesus.

The Last Supper (7-30) — Jesus’ last supper with his disciple was the Passover meal. Jesus’ messianic power was revealed in the way that disciples found a room for the Passover meal celebration. Jesus’ messianic identity was revealed when Jesus transformed the Passover meal to sacramental meal, his own body and blood, as the sign of new covenant with which disciples were sent out to new Israel.

Prediction of Peter’s denial (31-38) —- Jesus predicted Peter’s denial three times. Peter denied Jesus’ prediction of his denial. But he denied Jesus when was on trial. Jesus instructed his disciples not to take anything with them (9:3) while they followed him. Now Jesus wanted them take them, including swords, to be prepared for his absence. Swords were common precaution against robbers who attacked travelers. Jesus said that there would come the time of threat and danger, and the disciples would have to depend on their own resources.

After Reading —- Reflection and prayer.

  • Reflect on this question, “What does God speak to me today in this chapter?
  • Pray that God’s word today be the way, the life, and the truth to you.
  • Live it out through the day.

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