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

Monday, October 19, 2020

[Jesus continued,] "For the Son of Man must die, as the Scriptures declared long ago. But how terrible it will be for the one who betrays him. It would be far better for that man if he had never been born!"
— Mark 14:21 NLT

Key Thought

The fact that God planned for Jesus' death to be the atoning sacrifice for sin and that Jesus died willingly for us 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 who betrayed Jesus will have to face judgment for what he did.

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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Illustration of Mark 14:21 NLT — "For the Son of Man must die, as the Scriptures declared long ago. But how terrible it will be for the one who betrays him. It would be far better for that man if he had never been born!"

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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