Daily Bible Reading: Luke 9:37 – 62
Verse of the Day: Luke 9:43 – 45 – “And they were all astonished at the majesty of God. But while all were marvelling at all the things which he did, he said unto his disciples, Let these words sink into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered up into the hands of men. But they understood not this saying, and it was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it; and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
Even at an early point in time, while He was popular among the many, Jesus told His followers that He would face betrayal and death. At this point in time, they were unable to understand or believe it.
Jesus was not taken by surprise with the Cross. It was for that very purpose that He came. Without the Cross, we would not have forgiveness. Without the Cross, we would be eternally condemned. It is the Cross that brings the crown of forgiveness and restoration to the Father.
Prayer: Jesus, I praise You for Your steadfast plan that bought me back. Amen.