In reading through Luke’s gospel over the last couple of weeks I noticed a number of verses where it is said by Jesus or about Jesus what “must” happen with him or what he “must” do.
I found this interesting and have been pondering it since I noticed it. Here’s a list!
“Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?”
But he said, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.”
In any case, I must keep going today and tomorrow and the next day–for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!
But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.
When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”
‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ “
He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”