What Jesus Did! 'The Human Tragedy of the Divine Grace' — Mark 14:21

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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"The Son of Man will go {and die}. The Scriptures say this will happen. But it will be very bad for the person who gives the Son of Man {to be killed}. It would be better for that person if he were never born."
— Mark 14:21 NLT
Illustration of Mark 14:21 NLT — "The Son of Man will go {and die}."

Key Thought

While God planned for Jesus' death to be the atoning sacrifice for sin and while it was God's will that Jesus go to the Cross, this does not mitigate the sin of those who orchestrated his murder. Both God's plan and the plot of evil men placed Jesus on the Cross. The one betraying Jesus will have to face judgment for what he has done.

Today's Prayer

Father, may I never, ever outlive my love and loyalty to you and your Son. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 19:7-11
  • 2 Timothy 2:11-13
  • Mark 8:38

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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.

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.