Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world to the Father…
I. THE SAVIOUR'S WISDOM. As St. Peter emphasises "Thou," our Lord lays stress upon "I." All My past intercourse should teach you to submit to what I think best for you in My wisdom (Isaiah 28:29).
II. THE DISCIPLES IGNORANCE. Equally does our Lord emphasize "Thou." The ways of God baffle us, and that idle boast, "We shall soon lay bare the throne itself of the Eternal," is but the mere froth of human vanity. The ignorance of Joseph and Job of the reasons of their trials is illustrative of ours.
III. THE PROMISED EXPLANATION.
1. It came soon in part (vers. 8-10, 13-17).
2. More fully at Pentecost.
3. Clearer still in heaven.
4. Completely at the Second Advent.
Parallel VersesKJV: Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
WEB: Now before the feast of the Passover, Jesus, knowing that his time had come that he would depart from this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.