Matters of the Heart

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Dr. Richard L. Hamm

The disciples were completely bewildered and discouraged. Jesus had said He was going away and that He would die, that one of the Twelve was a traitor, that Peter would disown Him three times, that Satan was at work against all of them, and that all the disciples would fall away. The cumulative weight of these revelations must have greatly depressed them. To comfort the disciples, Jesus gave them several exhortations along with promises. This chapter opens and closes with our Lord’s loving admonition, “Let not your heart be troubled”