Hindsight…

Hindsight is so easy to understand
As we KNOW what happened before…

When it concerns the Bible
We can “miss” lessons
Since “we know” what happens…

In Matthew 26:17 – 25 we read
About Jesus saying to His Disciples
That one of them would betray Him

And our immediate response is:
JUDAS…
Since we know that he betrayed
Jesus with a “kiss”

But let’s READ what it says…

“Now as they were eating, He said,
“Assuredly, I say to you,
one of you will betray Me.”
And they were exceedingly sorrowful,
and each of them began to say to Him,
“Lord, is it I?””
(Matthew 26:21 – 22)

Please NOTE
“and each of them began to say to Him”
“Lord, is it I?”

Every single one of the Disciples SAID:
“Lord, is it I?”

Then we read on further:
“Then Judas, who was betraying Him,
answered and said,
“Rabbi, is it I?”
He said to him,
“You have said it.””
(Matthew 26:25)

This verse actually states that Judas
Is the one who will betray Him

So we are already biased and STOP
Listening to what is being said…

But let’s look again at the context:
“When evening had come,
He sat down with the twelve.
Now as they were eating, He said”
(Matthew 26:20 – 21)

Jesus was sitting down to eat with
His Disciples and it was evening

They were ALL in the one place
TOGETHER

We KNOW that when Jesus said:
“You have said it.”

He was meaning Judas…

But how would the Disciples know this
As they all had asked the same question:
“Lord, is it I?”
With only Judas saying:
“Rabbi, is it I?”

Each of them would have thought
“He’s talking to me…
Will I betray my Lord?”

You see…so often…we think
Too much of ourselves

We think that we can never fail
Until we do…

Shortly after this Jesus predicts
Peter’s denial of Him

And who would have thought that
Peter would deny Jesus…?

So as you read…
Try and see yourself in the position
Of the people who are talking…

Try not to presume and rest in what
You know is going to happen

But read it as if you had no idea…
What was going to happen next…

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