Numbers 15.17-16.40; Mark 15.1-47; Psalm 54.1-7; Proverbs 11.5-6
If you read Mark 15 carefully, you discover there were at least two people who knew Jesus’ true identity. In the midst of the accusations, the mocking, the jeering, two of the most unlikely suspects understand that the man they are witnessing is indeed the Son of God. Which brings the focus on us. Many reading this might claim to follow Jesus, but in the midst of the chaos of this life, do we stop and proclaim: Surely this man is the Son of God?
What things similar to the blue tassels of the Israelites might we use to help remind us of God who rescues us?
How bad would a group of people have to be that they preferred a known murderer to someone who brought life to others, instead of take it away?
In what ways have you been able to say: God is my helper?
What examples can you give of ambitious people who have been trapped by their desires to get ahead?