To say that Jesus is having a tough week is putting it mildly.
Judas is betraying Him.
The disciples are about to be tested. Some of them will fail.
He has angered the religious elites, now they want Him dead.
He knows what He has to do, and it's tough.
So what did Jesus do? What He has always done. So let's learn from His actions.
Matthew 22: 34 - 40 34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him.36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
Jesus often found a quiet place and prayed. Time alone with God is more valuable than any other time of your day.
Jesus only did what His Father led Him to do. Jesus was blessed because He submitted to authority and operated within the boundaries He was given.
Jesus did everything through the power of the Holy Spirit, He never did it on His own. He set the standard. If He didn't do it on His own, we don't have to either.
Jesus kept His heart sweet. Bitterness, anger, wrath, unforgiveness, were not in his vocabulary.
Jesus relied on the Word of God. His Fathers Words were life to His soul. Christ's words are life to ours today.
Jesus worshipped His Father. Worship helped Christ tune in to His Fathers heart. It will do the same for yours.
Jesus loved people. Their sins didn't please Him, but their value did. See people for who they are, not what they have done.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me to quiet my soul and listen to You today. AMEN