On the First Day (of the week) Jesus being a brand new creation and the new High Priest of God did not borrow anything but He was given things by people. Matthew 28: 9 the brave women who were determined to tend to a dead body, instead found a living Jesus and gave Him worship. This “new” Jesus who walked and talked to a desponded Cleopas was invited to dinner and disappeared after a prayer (Luke 24: 30). The final thing He was given, on this day, was something (fish) to eat from the disciples (He had to ask for it) because He had to prove He was actually real (Luke 28: 41). Worship and fellowship with food sounds like a PLAN.
Things Given To Jesus in Holy Week
- Palm Sunday – From Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:29-44, and John 12:12-19 we see the people giving Him praise. The Pharisees were upset in Luke 19 because this chant was for the “coming Messiah” and they did not think Jesus deserved it.
- Monday – John 12: 28 the Father gave Jesus a voice (reply) from Heaven. It was for the benefit of the disciples and the crowd.
- Tuesday – Nothing is recorded being given to Jesus on Tuesday. Well, a bad time from the Pharisees and Priest as they tried to trick Him.
- Wednesday – Jesus was given a supper in Matthew 26:3 -16 and Mark 14: 1- 11. It was in Bethany at the house of Simon the Leper. – Jesus also received an anointing of perfume to prepare His body for burial. The perfume was probably pure nard and it was very expensive and in an alabaster jar/bottle.
- Thursday – Jesus was given strength and ministry from an angel (Luke 22:34). Judas gave the kiss (Matthew 26:49 and Luke 22:47).
- Friday – A notice by Pilate that read Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews (John 19: 19) and a drink of wine vinegar (John 19:29). Everything we deserved! The rejection, beatings, ridicule, nails, and death should have been ours.
- See Things Jesus Borrowed
In the Hillsong United song Love Is War, from their Zion album, they make a statement that Jesus’ tomb was borrowed. That phrase started this study. I realized that was not the only thing borrowed or lent to Jesus during what we call Holy Week. I will also be looking at the things that were given to Him and then there was Saturday.
- Palm Sunday – Jesus directed two disciples to go borrow a colt, (Matthew 21:1-11) this was to fulfill Isaiah 62:11. The people putting (lending) down their cloaks
and cutting branches equate to the “red carpet” treatment and cut down on the dust the guest of honor had to deal with.
- Monday – Jesus left Jerusalem each night and went to the Mount of Olives/Bethany to sleep, a place to stay (Luke 21:37).
- Tuesday – Jesus borrowed the Temple Courtyard to do His teaching; he did this Monday through Thursday but here are the references listed with Tuesday: Matthew 21:23, Mark 12:35, Luke 20:1 and 21:38. A coin (denarius), Jesus asked for this to end the question about paying taxes to Caesar: Matthew 22:19, Mark 12:15, Luke 20:23.
- Wednesday – Nothing is recorded about Jesus borrowing anything on this day.
- Thursday – The “ROOM” or upper room may be the one in Acts 12:12 which belonged to John Mark’s mother. The other things Jesus used, which probably were in the room, were a towel and washbasin. Matthew 26:18, Luke 22:16, and John 13:4.
- Friday – To stay with the song Love Is War I will say that Jesus borrowed Joseph’s tomb but really Joseph thought he was giving it to Jesus.
This thought is just an extra but in Luke 23:25 when Pilate released Barabbas that made him the “scapegoat.” He was released and Jesus was sacrificed this practice was ordered in Leviticus 16 and was done on the Day of Atonement.