Notes: December 20, 2009

“Not on the feast day”

What would you not do on a religious holiday, and why?

Matthew 26:1-5

  • Two days before the feast, Jesus announced again that he would soon be betrayed and crucified.
  • At that time the Jewish leaders met in council to plot how to arrest Jesus and kill him.
  • But they didn’t want these events to take place on a feast day. In their minds killing Jesus was warranted. Why their concern about not doing it on a feast day? Would the religious day make the deed sinful?  Not at all, Their concern was that to arrest Jesus in a holiday might stir up a mass protest!  Again, these hypocrites are more interested in what men say rather than what God says.