Do As Jesus Did

During the Last Supper in the upper room, Jesus announced that one of the chosen would betray Him. That event occurred just before His crucifixion, in the same week we are in right now, thousands of years later.

Christ knew who it was, and so did Judas. The others, one at a time with what had to be a sinking feeling in their hearts asked, "is it I?".

When we teach that we are to be like Jesus, act like Him, love like Him, what do we gain from this event in the upper room? What did Jesus do where Judas was concerned?

If you recall, He kissed him, and washed his feet! (John 13:1-7)

Jesus knew what was ahead for Him, that His life would be sold for thirty pieces of silver, all His disciples would be scattered and forsake Him, and of course the burden of carrying our sins as He was broken for our transgressions in His beatings, whippings, and crucifixion.

Can you imagine being in the same room with your traitor, and looking him in the eye? Yet in such a moment as that, Jesus taught us what it is to love those who spitefully use us and persecute us. He commands us to love in the same we?

"But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;" - Matthew 5:44