“Eye on the Future”
Matthew 20: 18, 19: “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, and will deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock and scourge Him, and on the third day He will be raised up.” Anchored in the past and aware of the present, we must also have an eye on the future. All the way from Galilee to Jerusalem Jesus was warning the disciples of the distressing events to come and their glorious result. Yet when they occurred, they were as shocked as if they were leaning against an electric fence. The Lord always gives His people a heads-up, but His people often don’t hear.