Daily Bible Reading: Mark 15:1 – 26
Verse of the Day: Mark 15:25 – “And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.”
9:00 am in the morning. And on a hill outside of the city of Jerusalem, the Roman soldiers crucified Jesus. Mark’s gospel is terse and to the point. No long descriptions. Just the stated fact.
Mark’s gospel appears to be written to a Roman readership. They wanted the facts, short and sweet. Also, they were totally familiar with the horrors and extreme torture that this system of execution provided. They did not need to have it described.
How often today do we consider the life of Jesus, and maybe like the Romans feel that we totally understand it? We pass over the full impact of what happened, on the cross and in the eternal realm. The King of Creation was murdered by His creatures. Why? To bring us into full fellowship with the Father.
Prayer: Jesus, as I contemplate Your death today, may I feel the fullness of what it cost and what a gift I have received from You. Amen.