Thursday, January 21, 2010


Jan 20, 2010

The life of Jesus. Read Today: Jesus goes to the Mount of Olives; John 8:1

John 8:1 GNB
(1) [Then everyone went home, but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

Why? Why did Jesus have to leave Jerusalem. We saw yesterday that the leaders of the Jewish people denounced Him. It is clear that He had no real friends here. And leaving Himself to rest in the city itself could lead attacks by the leaders under cover of darkness.

So He went out of the town and to a private place. He may have prayed. He may have just rested. We do not know as the Gospels do not record it. But we do know that like His birth, there was no room for Him.

Read for next time: Teaches at temple in the morning; John 8:2
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