Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thursday, Nov 3rd: Matthew 27:27-31, Mark 15:16-20, Matthew 27:32, Mark 15:21, Luke 23:26-31, Matthew 27:33-44, Mark 15:22-32, Luke 23:32-43, John 19:17-27, Matthew 27:45-56, Mark 15:33-41, Luke 23:44-49, John 19:28-37, Matthew 27:57-61, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50-56, John 19:38-42 ~ Jeannine

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Matthew 27:27-31, Mark 15:16-20, Matthew 27:32, Mark 15:21, Luke 23:26-31, Matthew 27:33-44, Mark 15:22-32, Luke 23:32-43, John 19:17-27, Matthew 27:45-56, Mark 15:33-41, Luke 23:44-49, John 19:28-37, Matthew 27:57-61, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50-56, John 19:38-42

I'm not sure what to write about today because I feel like everything sounds cliche.

But my thoughts when I read these passages are about the kind of torture that Jesus went through. The pain and the suffering that he endured. All for you and me. If that doesn't leave us feeling completely at a loss for words than I'm not sure what could.

There were 2 things though that I read and hadn't noticed before...

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home. John 19:25-27

Here Jesus is hanging on the cross and in the midst of his suffering he makes sure that his mom is cared for.

Now it was the day of Preparation, and the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken down. John 19:31


The reason they observed the sabbath and the reason for their hope, all the things revealed in the prophecies were coming real right before their eyes and rather than paying attention, their biggest concern was getting the situation resolved before they needed to observe the Lord's day. A bit ironic if you ask me.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year PassageMatthew 27:62-66, Matthew 28:1-8, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-11, John 20:1-2, Luke 24:12, John 20:3-10, Matthew 28:9-10, Mark 16:9-11, John 20:11-18, Matthew 28:11-15, Mark 16:12-13, Luke 24:13-35, Mark 16:14, Luke 24:36-43, John 20:19-23, John 20:24-31, John 21, Matthew 28:16-20, Mark 16:15-18, Luke 24:44-49, Acts 1:4-5, Mark 16:19-20, Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:6-11



2 comments:

Nathan Reimer said...

Matthew 27:42
He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.

Here we see the teachers of the law, chef priests and elders, all asking for one more miracle, in order to believe. They admit that Jesus has done other miracles, but need one more in order to believe. Do I ask for one more in order to believe, when I can look back and see how God has been at work in my life? I pray that I won't forget all He has done for me, instead of asking for a current miracle in order to believe.

Tammy Reimer said...

I noticed a few ironic passages today too....
Mark 15:29-30 29 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “So! You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, 30 come down from the cross and save yourself!”
Little did they know that, because the temple He had referred to was His body, He was in the process of doing exactly that!

Luke 23 35 The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”
They didn't understand that He was laying down His life, refusing to save Himself when it was most certainly within His power to do so, in order to save them.


Luke 23 34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
This couldn't be more true! They had no idea what they were doing.