What Jesus Did! 'Killing the Killers' — Mark 12:9

Thursday, August 25, 2016

"So what will the man that owns the vineyard do? He will go to the vineyard and kill those farmers. Then he will lease the land to other farmers."
— Mark 12:9 NLT
Illustration of Mark 12:9 NLT — "So what will the man that owns the vineyard do? He will go to the vineyard and kill those farmers. Then he will lease the land to other farmers."

Key Thought

There are consequences for rejecting the Son of God. In this case, the leaders who put the Son to death would find themselves—and their positions—absolutely powerless and defeated. Some of them would die because of their rejection of the Son when Jesus' prediction of destruction came true in 40 years. We need to know that those who reject the Son of God today also face dire consequences. While God is supremely about grace, the consequences of rejecting that grace and having to face the full fury of the evil one's desire are horrific.

Today's Prayer

Father, please use me to reach out to those who have rejected your Son. I know that you want all people to come to repentance and to come to you. Use me as an instrument of your grace and help those around me come to know your Son as their Lord and Savior. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 5:25-29
  • 1 John 5:11-12
  • John 3:16-17

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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.

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