"But they did not understand what this meant. It was hidden from them so that they did not grasp it, and they were afraid to ask him about it."
Satan didn’t know. No human knew. Yet from the first steps of His ministry, Jesus and the Father knew the outcome of this journey. For the second time, Jesus reveals to the bewildered disciples the purpose of His coming. I imagine I would have been just as confused as they were.
Jesus had just cast out an evil spirit and given a healed boy back to his father. While the disciples marveled at the outward signs of divinity, they failed to grasp the meaning of His words. “Listen carefully to what I am about to tell you: The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into the hands of men” (Luke 9:44). From this passage we learn of Jesus’ true purpose: to bring salvation to the world – to you and to me! Nothing short of His death on the cross would accomplish the Father’s will. Jesus never faltered. If you take Luke 9:51 literally from the Greek to the English, it says, He “set His face toward Jerusalem” and traveled the road He was asked to follow. His face was set on the cross because His heart was set on you.
MAY WE LIVE
CROSS-CENTERED LIVES BECAUSE OF OUR SAVIOR WHO LIVED, DIED, AND ROSE AGAIN FOR US.