Monday, 14 December 2020
Question of the day: What did Yeshua know, and when did He know it?
Answer: Yeshua knew all things. John 13:3 "Yeshua knew that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was returning to God." This is so profound that we should marvel at God's plan.
Yeshua knew Judas was about to betray Him, yet He allowed Him to remain at (the last) supper (and even partake of communion). Yeshua had no fear, although He had reason to fear. Yeshua trusted His Father.
We also, should be delivered from fear. 1 John 4:18 "There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and the one who fears has not been made perfect in love." The grave will not hold the faithful.
Paul understood this. 2 Corinthians 5:6-8 "Therefore we are always confident and know that while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and at home with the Lord."
The worst thing that can happen to an ordinary human being (kaput) is not the worst thing that can happen to the follower of Yeshua. Paul is saying while we are at home in our bodies (alive), we are absent from the Lord. When we leave our bodies (die), we are immediately present with the Lord.
As the hour of His departure drew near, Yeshua wrapped Himself in a towel and cleaned the feet of His disciples, to show His love for them one last time. John 13:4-5 "So He gets up from the meal and lays aside His outer garment; and taking a towel, He wrapped it around His waist. Then He pours water into a basin. He began to wash the disciples' feet, drying them with the towel wrapped around Him."
Our prayer should be, Oh Lord, may we finish our assignment on earth well and completely, before you call us home. On that happy thought, have a great rest of the day.
Rabbi Michael Weiner,