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.

( FaithOfJesus thread begun by rRandyP )

Today's Verse:


kjv@Mark:15:16 @ And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Praetorium; and they call together the whole band.

kjv@Mark:15:17 @ And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,

kjv@Mark:15:18 @ And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!

kjv@Mark:15:19 @ And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.

kjv@Mark:15:20 @ And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.

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?:


Pilate can attempt to wash his hands of the nasty business of pronouncing judgment, but he cannot wash his hands of the treatment of his charges upon Jesus in the tween. Much like he was played by the chief priests and religious class of Jerusalem, he is likely played daily by those to who serve him (rather serve themselves through him) and those who seek his political weight. Men do not get to this position in some forsaken territorial province ruling his own with a tight fist, they get to rule this hell hole by giving his own what they want.

All of this as bad as it is getting on a human scale is not the punishment of God upon mankind and therefore cannot be what Jesus is suffering from God in substitution for man. Man can do this upon man all that he wants and it will not at any point equal what God mercifully for us has transferred upon HIS Son. Jesus is suffering without it being said something much bigger meant for us as a whole. It is the penalty for all our sin not the out pouring of a few sinful actions by a few sinful men upon Him that we have to keep our focus on. I would venture to guess that this is where our Lord's focus is at this moment as well.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. I am dead certain that our mis-comprehensions about God's righteousness and how it must righteously be executed has lead us to immeasurable false conclusions as to what is going on here ahead of the cross. And if so prior then how much more so after His death and resurrection? Mis-comprehension lessens the reliability of our image of Christ and therefore that truer image's ability to transform us into the type of servants that He needs us to be. In this specific case it effects our appreciation of what Jesus is having to suffer for each of us individually and each of us as a whole. It alters the depth of devotion and dependence upon His rule and reign. In other cases it unknowingly makes God's righteousness to theoretically behave unrighteously.

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