What Jesus Did! 'I Must Suffer!' — Luke 9:21-22

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jesus warned them not to tell anyone. Then Jesus said, "The Son of Man must suffer many things. He will be rejected by the older Jewish leaders, the leading priests, and teachers of the law. The Son of Man will be killed. But after three days he will be raised from death."
— Luke 9:21-22 NLT
Illustration of Luke 9:21-22 NLT — "The Son of Man must suffer many things.

Key Thought

Once the apostles had the right title for Jesus—the Messiah from God—they needed to have that term redefined. While Jesus would have to repeat this reminder to them several times, they had to get it through their hard heads that God's servant, the Messiah, would have to suffer and rise from the dead. Jesus would redefine everyone's expectations of the Messiah. This was not because he was powerless to do it in another way, but because it was God's will that the Messiah would suffer in an effort to reach all peoples and fulfill all the promises.

Today's Prayer

Dear LORD God Almighty, please give me courage to truly follow Jesus as Messiah, all the way to the Cross! In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Luke 24:44-48
  • Acts 8:29-38
  • 1 Peter 2:4


About This Devotional

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.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.