Jesus went up on a mountainside and called those He wanted. This says Jesus acted in His own interested … He chose the disciples that He wanted.
So here’s my question. Is this when Jesus was man in the flesh? Did He not listen to the urging of the Holy Spirit or His Father about Judas Iscariot? Did He go ahead and call all twelve even though He knew Judas Iscariot would betray Him? Was He inclined to think that Judas Iscariot might act upon his own free will and change His mind about betraying Jesus? I mean seriously, if you knew someone was going to betray you so that you would have to die on a cross a terrible death, whether you were going to come back in three days or not, would you want to do it? (I guess that’s why Jesus is Jesus, right?)
It’s just something I have been wondering because usually Scripture says that Jesus always did His Father’s work or His Father’s will. Here, it clearly says He acted in His own sovereign interest when He chose the twelve.
I thought I’d throw it out there for others to ponder and comment on.