Luke 22:1–2 (ESV)
The Plot to Kill Jesus
22 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. 2 And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death,
for they feared the people.
The Jewish leaders seek Jesus’ death. Those who conspire against God’s plans ultimately fail, as Pharaoh learned at the first Passover.
In Jesus’ life, God uses the hostility of His enemies to fulfill the sacrifice of the true Passover lamb, who wrought our salvation.
I pray: Lamb of God, who takes
away the sin of the world, have mercy on us. Amen.
Edward A. Engelbrecht, The Lutheran Study Bible (St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House, 2009), 1762.