WEEK 3, DAY 2: He Died and was Buried
There’s a lot about Jesus’ life and ministry between His birth and crucifixion that the Apostles’ Creed doesn’t mention. (Feel free to read Matthew 1-25, Mark 1-14, Luke 1-22, and John 1-17 for a thorough review.) But from what we do know about His life and ministry, there is a lot that was written about the day He was crucified, dead, and buried.
First, we know that Jesus was beaten, and the measure to which He was beaten would cause just about anybody to look away in horror. He was repeatedly whipped with sharp stones tied to the ends of the leather straps. It was a severe beating.
Second, we know that Jesus was crucified on a cross. This was a common form of execution in the Roman Empire.
Third, we know that Jesus died, and that He died without any broken bones. Soldiers responsible for crucifixions would often break the legs of those hanging on a cross in order to force their lungs to collapse in on themselves. But Jesus had been so badly beaten that He died before His legs were broken.
Finally, we know that Jesus was buried, as a tomb was provided for Him by a righteous man named Joseph.
READING & JOURNALING:
What does Jesus’ crucifixion tell you about what God thinks of your sin?
What does Jesus’ crucifixion tell you about how much God loves you and wants the best for you?
Heavenly Father, I know there are some today who don’t like to think or talk about the subject of sin, yet Your Word is clear in showing how much of an impact it has in my life. Help me to see my own sins for what they are – a deep violation against You. Help me to see my sins as You do. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
F260 READING: (A Scripture Reading Plan for Busy Believers)
The F260 is a Scripture Reading Plan designed to read through the foundational passages of the Bible through a year (September 2019 – August 2020). It is a separate reading from the daily devotional but is included for those who would like to engage with the Scriptures on a deeper level throughout the year.
Read: Psalm 148, 149, & 150
Journal: Write it out. Following the pattern from 7 Arrows Page (click here) what did you learn from today’s reading?
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