What Jesus Did! 'All of You!' — Mark 14:27

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Then Jesus told the followers, "You will all lose your faith. It is written {in the Scriptures}: 'I will kill the shepherd, and the sheep will run away.'"
— Mark 14:27 NLT
Illustration of Mark 14:27 NLT — Then Jesus told the followers, "You will all lose your faith. It is written {in the Scriptures}: 'I will kill the shepherd, and the sheep will run away.'"

Key Thought

Jesus knows that he will face the horrors of the Cross alone. He has no illusions about what will happen. Scripture has foretold it. His heart knows it. He lies on the verge of experiencing it. In Ray Overholt's hymn, "Ten Thousand Angels," the truth of Jesus' words are powerfully recognized: "He could have called ten thousand angels To destroy the world and set Him free. He could have called, ten thousand angels, But He died alone, for you and me." Jesus knows his death is coming. He knows he will be abandoned, betrayed, and denied. He goes through it anyway... for us.

Today's Prayer

Loving Father and Almighty God, I am humbled and appreciative of the incredible and sacrificial love your Son demonstrated for me. Please accept my life as my thank you for such incredible grace. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 14:45-50
  • Isaiah 53:1-3
  • John 16:32

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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.