Jesus Again Foretells His Death
Luke 9:43–45 (ESV)
43 And all were astonished at the majesty of God.
But while they were all marveling at everything he was doing, Jesus
said to his disciples, 44 “Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men.” 45 But they did not understand this saying, and it
was concealed from them, so that they might not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
Jesus once more predicts His suffering and death, and once more
the disciples fail to understand Him. Blinded by our own misplaced priorities, we may likewise fail to discern God’s ways and plans for our lives. But Jesus remains with us every step of the way. With Him as our guide, we cannot be lost.
I pray: “Jesus, lead Thou on Till our rest is won. Heav’nly leader, still direct us, Still support, console, protect us, Till we safely stand In our fatherland.”
Edward A. Engelbrecht, The Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2009), 1732.