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Off with His ...Ear!

Week Four: Jesus on Trial
Day: 
16
Pray: 
Lord God, I thank You that I know Your Word is true and will one day be completely fulfilled.
Read: 

John 18:1-11 

 1 When he had finished praying, Jesus left with his disciples and crossed the Kidron Valley. On the other side there was an olive grove, and he and his disciples went into it.

 2 Now Judas, who betrayed him, knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with his disciples. 3 So Judas came to the grove, guiding a detachment of soldiers and some officials from the chief priests and Pharisees. They were carrying torches, lanterns and weapons.

 4 Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, "Who is it you want?"

 5 "Jesus of Nazareth," they replied.

   "I am he," Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) 6 When Jesus said, "I am he," they drew back and fell to the ground.

 7 Again he asked them, "Who is it you want?"

   And they said, "Jesus of Nazareth."

   8 "I told you that I am he," Jesus answered. "If you are looking for me, then let these men go." 9 This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: "I have not lost one of those you gave me."

 10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant's name was Malchus.)

 11 Jesus commanded Peter, "Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?"

Reflect: 

What was Jesus' main concern even as he was being arrested?

Apply: 
How does Jesus' concern for his disciples here encourage you?
Pray: 
Lord, I thank You that You always love and care for me. May that give me courage when I’m afraid.
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