What Jesus Did! 'All of You!' — Mark 14:27

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Then Jesus told the followers, "You will all lose your faith. It is written {in the Scriptures}: 'I will kill the shepherd, and the sheep will run away.'"
— Mark 14:27
Illustration of Mark 14:27 — Then Jesus told the followers, "You will all lose your faith. It is written {in the Scriptures}: 'I will kill the shepherd, and the sheep will run away.'"

Key Thought

Jesus knows that he will face the horrors of the Cross alone. He has no illusions about what will happen. Scripture has foretold it. His heart knows it. He lies on the verge of experiencing it. In Ray Overholt's hymn, "Ten Thousand Angels," the truth of Jesus' words are powerfully recognized: "He could have called ten thousand angels To destroy the world and set Him free. He could have called, ten thousand angels, But He died alone, for you and me." Jesus knows his death is coming. He knows he will be abandoned, betrayed, and denied. He goes through it anyway... for us.

Today's Prayer

Loving Father and Almighty God, I am humbled and appreciative of the incredible and sacrificial love your Son demonstrated for me. Please accept my life as my thank you for such incredible grace. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Today's Verses in Context

Then Jesus told the followers, "You will all lose your faith. It is written {in the Scriptures }: 'I will kill the shepherd, and the sheep will run away.' But {after I die}, I will rise from death. Then I will go to Galilee. I will be there before you go there." Peter said, "All the other followers may lose their faith. But I will never lose my faith." Jesus answered, "I tell you the truth. Tonight you will say you don't know me. You will say this three times before the rooster crows twice." But Peter answered strongly, "I will never say I don't know you! I will even die with you!" And all the other followers said the same thing.

Mark 14:27-31

Related Scripture Readings

So Judas went to Jesus and said, "Teacher!" Then Judas kissed Jesus. Then the men grabbed Jesus and arrested him. One of the followers standing near Jesus grabbed his sword and pulled it out. This follower hit the servant of the high priest with the sword and cut off his ear. Then Jesus said, "You came to get me with swords and clubs like I am a criminal. Every day I was with you teaching in the temple area. You did not arrest me there. But all these things have happened so that it will be like the Scriptures said." Then all of Jesus' followers left him and ran away.

Mark 14:45-50

Who really believed the things we announced? Who really accepted the Lord's punishment? He grew up like a small plant before the Lord. He was like a root growing in dry ground. He did not look special. He had no special glory. If we looked at him, we would see nothing special that would cause us to like him. People made fun of him, and his friends left him. He was a man that had much pain. He knew sickness very well. People did not even give him the honor of looking at him. We did not even notice him.

Isaiah 53:1-3

Listen to me. A time is coming when you will be scattered. Each of you will be scattered to his own home. That time is now here. You will leave me. I will be alone. But I am never really alone, because the Father is with me.

John 16:32

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What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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