MONDAY, APRIL 8
Scripture: Luke 22:21-30
Jesus, at the last supper, said, “The hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table.” The Twelve began to question among themselves who it was. They could not discern the betrayer in their midst. Verse 24 tells us why. There was a mixed-seed of self that had not been dealt with in many of them. Verse 24 states, “Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest.” The rivalry they had over who should be considered brightest had its roots in the control of the money basket. The blind spot existed in the Twelve because they chose not to acknowledge the problem and change, even though Jesus brought it up on numerous occasions. He made it clear in Matthew and in Luke, that the reason the Scribes and Pharisees could not discern was because they were lovers of money. He went on to say, “This shall not be so among you.” Is it so among us? We certainly do not want to find ourselves with this kind of blind spot and certainly not in this season. And yet, when we look at the church, there is such a blind spot. The tolerance of sin that allows people to vote for unbiblical policies is proof positive of this fact.