“When Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said to his disciples, ‘You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.’
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him. But they said, ‘Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people.’ ” Matthew 26:1-5 ESV
“It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, for they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people.” Mark 14:1-2 ESV
“Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people.” Luke 22:1-2 ESV
Further Scripture Reading: John 11:45-57
The people became more concerned about their position in society than they were about the One who came to save their souls eternally. Their focus was not on the Kingdom of God but rather on the politics of saving their own positions within society. Because of their selfishness, they sought to kill Jesus.
In our day-to-day life, do we lose our eternal focus?
Do we forget to consider the Kingdom of God because we are too preoccupied with the kingdom of ‘me’?
Are we more concerned about how we will look to the ones around us or how our Heavenly Father sees us?
Jesus, help us to remember Your Kingdom is the most important. Help us to seek after You and Your plans for our life. Lord, help us not to be selfish, but to willingly honor You in all we do. Amen