Daily Word Of God
Some of the Jews went tell the Pharisees what Jesus had done. Then the chief priests and Pharisees called a meeting. ‘Here is this man working all these signs,’ they said, ‘and what action are we taking? If we let him go on in this way everybody will believe in him, and the Romans will come and destroy the Holy Place and our nation.’
One of them, Caiaphas, the high priest that year, said, ‘You do not seem to have grasped the situation at all; you fail to see that it is better for one man to die for the people, than for the whole nation to be destroyed.’ He did not speak in his own person, it was as high priest that he made this prophecy that Jesus was to die for the nation – and not for the nation only, but also to gather together in unity the scattered children of God. From that day they were determined to kill him.
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- In today’s Gospel, Caiaphas prophesied that Jesus must die for the nation. Jesus, the sacrificial Lamb came to preach the Good News of salvation and was willing to pay the price of having to lay down his life for it.
- Do we allow fear of opposition to hold us back from doing God’s Will? Jesus single-mindedly and resolutely focused on fulfilling His Father’s mission for our salvation.
- The only way to glory and victory for us is through the path of the cross of Jesus Christ. Are you willing to take up your cross and follow Christ to His victory?