Daily Bible Reading: Mark 14:51 – 72
Verse of the Day: Mark 14:60 – “But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and saith unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?”
In a mock trial, the Sanhedrin (the religious ruling body of the Jews) seeks to condemn Jesus. False witnesses were called to give various evidence against Him. Over and over He was enticed to respond, yet He was silent before them (consider the prophecy of Isaiah in the Old Testament). Finally, we see in this verse the High Priest directly asks Him if He is truly the promised Messiah, the Son of God. Jesus will not lie, nor reject Himself, and responds to the High Priest. “And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” (Mark 14:62).
Jesus knew full well what that proclamation would lead to. He proclaims Himself as the promised Messiah.
Prayer: Jesus, Son of the Most High God, Savior, Redeemer, Creator, Restorer, may I give You the full measure of Praise today. Amen.