Big Hill Bible Studies
26 March 2018
Read chapter 13 and then go back to verse 1 and read it again. "Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He would depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end."
As you read the chapter did you see the evidence of His love for the disciples? Knowing the betrayal by Judas, and making it known that He was going to be betrayed, washing their feet, and assuring them of the gospel's revealing. He then gives them a "new commandment." Read 13:34-35 again and consider the message in the statement that they were to love one another, even as He had loved them. He goes on to tell them that this is how others will know they are His - their love.
Do you see the message He is sending to them? He will soon be back with the Father, but He wants to make sure they know of His love for them. Just as He wants us to know. Consider all that has been done and compare that to His love for you. Do you realize He died on a cross in order for us to have life eternal. But this is only available if we die to self.