My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Thursday, August 23, 2007

John 13

Upper Room party

Summary:
Jesus went to show his love by washing the feet of his disciples. Peter objected, but when Jesus said that it was key, he wanted it and more. He told them to wash each others feet too.

Jesus knew that Judas had planned to betray him and told the disciples thus.

Jesus said he would go away soon, and his last command was that they loved each other. Peter said he would follow him anywhere, but Jesus predicted his denial.

Key verse:
35. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

My thoughts:
So here we start John's Upper Room narrative. It is much longer than any of the other gospels, but doesn't include the Last Supper, which is a bit odd especially seeing that it is clearly in John's theology (see John 6). There are some elements of it though, in predicting Judas' betrayal.

The Upper Room dialogues of Jesus and his disciples in John are some of my favourite parts of this gospel. They take up a good few chapters, which is massive compared to how much John write of Jesus' miracles.

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