Day 3 – Jesus celebrates the Passover

Mat 26:17-25 (NKJV)

Now on the first day of the Feast of the Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?” 18 And He said, ” Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is at hand; I will keep the Passover at your house with My disciples.” ‘” 19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover. 20 When evening had come, He sat down with the twelve. 21 Now as they were eating, He said, ” Assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me.” 22 And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and each of them began to say to Him, “Lord, is it I?” 23 He answered and said, ” He who dipped his hand with Me in the dish will betray Me. 24 The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.” 25 Then Judas, who was betraying Him, answered and said, “Rabbi, is it I?” He said to him, ” You have said it.”

If we desire to live in the Victory Christ secured for us than we must learn to heed the warning signals God sends our way. Jesus during this Passover meal, sent a strong warning to Judas, but it fell upon deaf ears. On His journey to the Cross, Christ never stopped reaching out toward those around Him; loving them, healing them and yes, warning them. Judas refused to listen. My prayer for you is that you would not do the same.