The New Commandment 

In the center of the passage is the tiny sentence: “And it was night” (v. 30). Into this darkness, Judas escapes to complete the final details of the betrayal. Within the upper room, however, Jesus announces the triumph of the glory of God. The Light of the world shines as never before, illumining us with a new commandment, bathing all former ones with the extravagant light of God’s love.

The passage closes with the arrogant protestations of Peter, that he will be always faithful. The night of his sin is here, but soon will come the daybreak of repentance and forgiveness. Yet for Judas, it was into a perpetual night that he walked.

The contrasts need to move you, until all that is dark in you vanishes before the saving light of Jesus and the New Commandment.

John 13:18–38

Create your own Bible Breaths Learn More…
Example: Laying down my life for You. v. 37

Fridays are dedicated to the Gospels.
In Lent and Easter we read the Gospel of John.

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