Thursday March 17- Jesus on the Throne

Gratitude

Spend five minutes focusing on a couple of things you appreciate and thank God for them.

Word

Mark 14:62

Jesus said, “I am. And you will see the Son of Man seated in the place of power at God’s right hand and coming on the clouds of heaven.”

Jesus says, “I AM.” This is the sacred name for God himself. He is quoting Psalm 110. Then he quotes Daniel 7:13, which is reserved for the one who will share the throne of Israel with God. The Son of Man.

Now, Jesus gives Caiaphas what he needs. He commits blasphemy, unless he really is everything he says, of course.

Here is what Jesus is really saying,

Yes, I am a true prophet; yes, what I said about the Temple will come true; yes, I am the Messiah; you will see me vindicated; and my vindication will mean that I share the very throne of Israel’s God.(from Wright, N. T.,  Mark for Everyone, p. 205)

In other words,

‘Sorry boys, your services are no longer required. There is a new sheriff in town!’ 

Me

What is one truth of Jesus you want to live out today. Do it…