The Lord Jesus knew that Judas would betray Him, yet He treated his betrayer as a friend, even at the Last Supper. In this scene we see the mysterious harmony between God’s sovereignty and human volition, as they work together to fulfill a predetermined purpose. Alistair Begg teaches us that we do not need to fully understand how these two truths can coexist – we simply rest in the fact that God is always just and good.
17And when it was evening, he came with the twelve. 18And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.” 19They began to be sorrowful and to say to him one after another, “Is it I?” 20He said to them, “It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the dish with me. 21For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”
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