The Proof of Jesus Christ
Daily Bible Reading – Job 26, 27; Mark 15, 16
Today’s Key Passage – Mark 15:16-41
Today’s key passage shows some of the events that unfolded on the fateful day when Jesus Christ was crucified. For those of us who follow Him, we know that this day was the day that saved us all. We understand the importance of what Jesus did. We know that when He was placed on that cross, all of our sins were placed on it with Him.
Other people do not see the importance of the story. Many people deny the truth that Jesus is the Messiah, and deny the fact that He is God. Some people are still waiting today for the Messiah that was spoken of in the Old Testament to come to Earth. Sadly, these people have missed it.
Psalm 22 was written about 1000 years before the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Look at the words in Psalm 22:16-18:
“Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet. All my bones are on display; people stare and gloat over me. They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.”
Sound familiar? Psalm 22 lists several Messianic prophecies, including the crucifixion and the soldiers casting lots for the Messiah’s clothing. How fitting then that Jesus words on the cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”(15:34), were a reference to the first verse in Psalm 22? In all, Biblical scholars state there are over 300 Messianic prophecies in the Old Testament. If Jesus were really the Messiah, he would have had to fulfill them all. What some people fail to admit is that He did exactly that.
We will never be able to convince everyone that Jesus was the Messiah. There will always be nonbelievers. There will always be doubters. As it is said in Ezekiel 12:2, “They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people.” Our duty as followers of Jesus is to try to show them the Way. We are to tell them the story of Jesus, and offer up the proof that He was and is the Christ. After that, all we can do is pray that the Holy Spirit will turn their hearts of stone into hearts of flesh.
During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you? Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.
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