The idea of these little devotionals is simple. I want to approach scripture with the understanding that God is speaking. I’m reading through the Bible and listening for God to ask me questions. I expect these questions to be fairly open-ended and plan to carry them in my mind throughout the day. I’ll share these questions with you in the hope that you find them challenging and helpful.
Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. 2 And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people.
3 Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. 4 He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them. 5 And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. 6 So he consented and sought an opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of a crowd.
From this passage I hear God asking me:
Why did these religious leaders want to put Jesus to death?
It seems like a simple question, but it’s not.
So spend some time thinking about this today.
Why do you think they feared the crowd?
Fear of the crowd kept them from publicly condemning Jesus.
Today, fear of the crowd keeps many from publicly confessing Jesus.
What has changed, and why has it changed?
Have you contributed to this change?
Do you fear the crowd?
Is God asking you anything more, or anything different?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.