Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mark 15

5 comments:

Chris said...

The chief priests were so convinced they had complete understanding of what the Messiah should be like, they completely missed out. At times, I wonderwhat I've gotten wrong- what may be throwing off my understanding because I'm holding too tightly to half-truths or misinterpretations. Search my heart, O God, and know my thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way Everlastng.

Lois said...

I get an on-line daily devotional from Walk Thru the Bible. Here is the insight for Mark 15:
Most of us have a highly developed sense of justice. We want things to be fair, and we are incensed when they are not. From simple things like people cutting in line ahead of us to major things like prejudice and bigotry, we are angered when we see or experience injustice. With that in mind, review what happens to Jesus. Though He is totally righteous and without sin, religious bigots manufacture charges against Him and take Him to a legal jellyfish who doesn't have the courage to execute justice. Then He is beaten, mocked, and crucified. Doesn't that inflame your sense of justice? He has the power to obliterate those who harm Him; yet He willingly endures it for us.

Prairie Chick said...

One of the many things that always amazes me about this chapter is how Jesus does not defend himself when falsely accused, misunderstood and judged. That innate "sense of justice" that Lois' devotional addressed, would have me boiling to defend and explain myself. It would indeed be hard for me to just sit back meekly knowing that people were not understanding my heart are my motivations or my actions. Yet this is the life and example we are to follow. One of meekness and humility, where it matters not if you are misunderstood, it matters if you are obeying. Period.

elisa said...

So Pilate asked him again, "Aren't you going to answer? See how many things they charge you with." But Jesus still did not reply. Pilate was amazed. vs 4-5

Jesus knew that he had to die for us and that there was no other way, so when the people brought charges against Him He just did not even answer.

Shailey said...

"Than Jesus uttered another loud cry and breathed his last.And the curtain in the temple was torn in two,from top to bottom.When the Roman officer who stood facing him saw how he died, he exclaimed,'Truly,this was the son of God!'"v 37-39

The Roman officer was shocked to find out that they killed the son of God.It is amazing that Jesus loved us SO much that he died for us,so that we wouldn't have to live forever in Hell even if we did believe in him,He died so that all our sins disappeared.