John 8:1-2 Bible Study
Why did Jesus spend the night at "Mount of Olives"
(John 8:1) instead of His "house" (John 7:53)?
He didn't have a house to go to: "And Jesus said to him, 'Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.'" (Luke 9:58)
Couldn't He afford one?
Of course He could. He made and owns everything in the universe but chose to forego materialistic comforts and assets.
Did Jesus or His disciples at least dress well?
No, and Jesus said that those who dress well are not His disciples, but politicians: "But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed those who are gorgeously appareled and live in luxury are in kings’ courts." (Luke 7:25)
Then why do some church leaders dress gorgeously and live in luxury?
They have no biblical justification for it. Instead of heeding Jesus' command to "give to the poor" (Mark 10:21), they tell the poor to give to them and then live in luxury while millions starve around the world. Their lifestyle is an abomination to Jesus' example and teachings, and disqualifies them as true Christian leaders.