What Jesus Did! 'The Gift of My Blood' — Mark 14:23-24

Monday, October 21, 2024

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And [Jesus] took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to [the Twelve], and they all drank from it. And he said to them, "This is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice for many."
— Mark 14:23-24 NLT

Key Thought

Jesus' blood, remembered in this last supper with his followers and continually celebrated by his followers today, seals a new covenant between God and Jesus' followers. This is a covenant of grace, love, and life brought about by the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. This new covenant is our way of life as Jesus' followers and is a better and eternal covenant provided to us by the blood of Jesus.

Today's Prayer

Father in heaven, thank you for the price that was paid to bring us into a new covenant relationship with you. May my life be lived to honor that price and to fulfill that covenant. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Corinthians 11:25
  • 2 Corinthians 3:6-11
  • Hebrews 8:6-13


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Illustration of Mark 14:23-24 NLT — "This is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice for many."

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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