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John 12:16 - At first his disciples did not understand

NIV At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that they had done these things to him.
KJV These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.


As we approach the season of Lent, it's important for Christians to see that events on the Christian calendar were meant to remind us of what Jesus did during His time on the earth. However your tradition acknowledges this season, let this be a time of reflection of the things written about Him and an understanding of what we have done to Him. We are prone to fall into familiar patterns - even in our spirituality. Yet when we are faced with any Christian season, we are forced to stop and remind ourselves what that season tells us about Jesus. Lent reminds us that the Messiah was tempted in every way like us, yet was without sin. He experienced our temptations so that we could experience His salvation!

Today's commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, Grace NYC