1 Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were scheming to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. 2 “But not during the festival,” they said, “or the people may riot.”. (Mark 14:1 – 2)
37 Each day Jesus was teaching at the temple, and each evening he went out to spend the night on the hill called the Mount of Olives, 38 and all the people came early in the morning to hear him at the temple. (Luke 21:37 – 38)
Today we focus on an important practice of Jesus.
The passages above both relate to Passion Week. What is interesting is that on the one hand danger and conspiracy were brewing (Mark 14:1 – 2), but on the other hand Jesus would get away to the Mount of Olives daily (Luke 21:37 – 38). While the passage in Luke doesn’t say what Jesus would do on the Mount of Olives, based on other passages we know he spent time fellowshipping with his Father.
Please prayerfully reflect on the Bible passages above.
Something to think about:
What lessons do you take from Jesus’ practice of getting away even as he headed to the cross?