SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4
Scripture: Luke 22:24
Verse 24 shows us the root issue of why there was no discernment among the twelve as to who the betrayer was. Verse 24 says, “But there was also rivalry among them as to which of them should be considered the greatest.“ The Greek word for rivalry is fil-on-i-kee-ah and it means to contend, to have inner strife or to wage war. So the twelve weren’t just arguing actually they were warring with each other over who was going to gain the ascendency and exercise leadership and control in the group. No wonder they had problems!