The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Mark:15:1 @ And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate.

kjv@Mark:15:2 @ And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it.

kjv@Mark:15:3 @ And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing.

kjv@Mark:15:4 @ And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee.

kjv@Mark:15:5 @ But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled.

kjv@Mark:15:6 @ Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired.

kjv@Mark:15:7 @ And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection.

kjv@Mark:15:8 @ And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them.

kjv@Mark:15:9 @ But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the King of the Jews?

kjv@Mark:15:10 @ For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.

kjv@Mark:15:11 @ But the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release Barabbas unto them.

kjv@Mark:15:12 @ And Pilate answered and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?

kjv@Mark:15:13 @ And they cried out again, Crucify him.

kjv@Mark:15:14 @ Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him.

kjv@Mark:15:15 @ And so Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified.

Today's notes:


Key Concepts:

What is God's righteousness observed doing?:

What does this tell us about God's righteousness?:

How is man reacting?:


The night time "trials" plural of the counsel by Jewish law and tradition are completely illegal. The gathering that morning after dawn was to hide what had already occurred and give the public illusion of broad counsel and unanimous ratification (yet we know certain favorable elders were either not present or not allowed to speak). Other gospel accounts have an inquiry before Annas, a trial before Caiaphas, at their request an exchange between the Pilate to Herod and back resulting in this final sentencing by Pilate.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. See where a little envy and self righteous indignation will get you? Doing things you would have never once pictured yourself doing, things that you carefully have to cover your footsteps on. See where a lot of envy and indignation will get you? Doing things no one else can believe that you are doing, but for utter shock and embarrassment of the situation you've put them in lack the resolve to stand in your way. And for what? What is the basis of your envy? What is the basis for your indignation? How did that basis swell up into all of this little men? You sought to keep a tight grip on all things only to find out that not a single thing was ever really in your hands; no it cannot be in our hands if God's hand is sovereign. Perhaps you thought that you were God's hands? Well God's hand evidently can speak well enough on IT'S own.
  2. Masses respond to swift and deliberate displays of force. Even when force becomes immoral or intensely oppressive or murderous; it's all the better. We might ask why didn't word get out? why didn't supporters stand firm or take the offensive? For this time at least what was right simply did not come to together as is often the case (right judged by truthful men). That doesn't mean that later it did not develop. Think of it like this, this not only the beginning of the risen Christ it is the the beginning of the end for Jewish Jerusalem and the Temple. What people will say and come to find out about these select men and these occurrences will help fester the wounds and become the cavernous fractures in the fabric of their society driving Rome to an unimaginable aggression of it's own, the complete dispersion and utter physical destruction of the tiny nation 70AD.

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