Daily Devotional Luke 22:13-16 – What is the significance of the Passover meal? – Online Bible Study – Commentary in easy English – Day 381

They (Peter and John) left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover. When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” (Luke 22:13-16)

There’s nothing ordinary about this Passover meal (Seder) except the food prepared by Peter and John. They walk into Jerusalem and a man serving Jesus puts a water jug on his head. This was unusual because it was women who carried water on their heads. Peter and John easily spot him and follow him into the house with the upper room. Presumably Peter and John picked up the lamb they had sacrificed at the temple and finish cooking it outside on a spit while they made unleavened bread in the Upper Room and set the table.

When Jesus and the other apostles arrive, they eat dinner. The host or father was expected to tell the story about the Jews suffering from slavery in Egypt, but Jesus talks about His own suffering. Instead of saying the Seder is eaten every year in remembrance of God’s saving grace, Jesus proclaims it will be His last Supper.

The original Passover supper was eaten prior to God saving the Jews from slavery in Egypt. Jesus’ last Passover supper on earth was on the eve of saving us from sin and guilt. Jesus speaks to his friends from his heart, telling them His desire to have His “Last Supper” with them. In hours Jesus would become the sacrificial Passover lamb in the New Covenant to save all from sin. The next time Jesus eats the Passover meal, it will be in heaven, still in the future, when the full number of Gentiles are received in heaven to fulfill the New Covenant and when the Covenant with Abraham and his descendants is fulfilled and all the Jews are saved. The Bible calls it the wedding supper of the lamb. What a glorious day that will be!

Dearest God, thank you for the saving grace of Your Son, Jesus Christ and freedom from my wrongdoings and guilt. I pray for a friend like John to support me as I leave         at the cross. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen

Daily Devotional Luke 22:13-16 – What is the significance of the Passover meal? – Online Bible Study – Commentary in easy English – Day 381

6 thoughts on “Daily Devotional Luke 22:13-16 – What is the significance of the Passover meal? – Online Bible Study – Commentary in easy English – Day 381

  1. You always have a friend in me. Lately I have been picturing in my mind, my walk with Jesus. I am picturing what the Last Supper was like. I am picturing the table and what food was on it. I am picturing the faces, were the faces solemn? Was there any joy in the room?

    1. I know I always have a friend in you. I was thinking that as I wrote. There was a lot of love in that Upper Room. Where there is love there is joy. The Passover dinner also includes bitter spices because the event is bitter sweet. Many times our Easters and Christmases are bittersweet because of the loved ones we’re not celebrating with. I was proud of Sam’s friend who very recently lost his little brother. He had a Christmas party last night.

  2. I am so glad for Sam’s friend. I am sure he was also celebrating his brother’s life. It is a terrible loss and I believe you never fully recover from something like that. Through God you find ways to deal with it and continue living. I have a friend who lost her daughter and she says you never fully recover and there is always sorrow for something that should have never happened. Every time she thinks of her daughter she cries. It breaks my heart.

    1. I can’t imagine losing a child. I also have a friend that lost a child a while ago. She and her husband deal with it pretty well. We have hope through Christ.

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    1. Mellisa, thanks so much for your encouragement. The Bible is interpreted many ways. My reader base isn’t huge, but it is definitely improving. I want everyone to know how much God loves them. I prayed for you and your family. Blessings, Jody

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