- “I am not referring to all of you. I know those I have chosen.” (John 13:18).
What does “referring” mean here? We know He is speaking of Judas as not truly being what the others are. In the context, is Jesus implying that Judas is greater than his master? Or is He stating that Judas has already proven that he doesn’t truly claim Jesus as his Lord? What we can clearly see is that the foot-washing Jesus knows which of His disciples will lift up his heel against Him. He knows. He knows the hearts of those He has chosen. He sees both their good intent and their evil drifting, and He knows that no amount of serving them will change the heart of one who is bent on sinning against Him. And, He knows us just as clearly.