Devotion – Luke 22

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S – For the Son of Man will go away as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” 23 So they began to argue among themselves which of them it could be who was going to do it. 24 Then a dispute also arose among them about who should be considered the greatest.

Luke 22:22–24 CSB

O – Two arguments broke out at the last supper.  It is mind-boggling to think that Jesus’ last meal with the men who walked with him for three years turned into a mess.  They had enough “stuff” on each other that they weren’t sure who would betray Jesus.  “Then” it transitions from the loss of their rabbi and Messiah to who will be the greatest.  What a crazy pivot.  Losing the most influential person in their lives (and history) turned into “who is at the top” in his kingdom?  Imagine how Jesus felt going to the garden to pray and knowing his time was at hand…what confidence did he have in his guys that they were ready for after the events to come?

A – Quick application thoughts:

  • Be present in the moment today.
  • Believe the best in others.
  • Listen before speaking.
  • Influence is stronger than title.
  • Trust in the team.
  • I can only control me.
  • Do what God has purposed me to do.

R – Lord, help me to do these things today.