Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

Scripture
Mark 14: 43-72 Betrayed!
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Specifically, verses 60-61
60 Then the high priest stood up before the others and asked Jesus, "Well, aren't you going to answer these charges? What do you have to say for yourself?" 61 Jesus made no reply. Then the high priest asked him, "Are you the Messiah, the Son of the blessed God?"
62 Jesus said, "I am, and you will see me, the Son of Man, sitting at God's right hand in the place of power and coming back on the clouds of heaven." [fn10]
63 Then the high priest tore his clothing to show his horror and said, "Why do we need other witnesses? 64 You have all heard his blasphemy. What is your verdict?" And they all condemned him to death.


Observation

The High Priest askes Jesus if he is the Messiah, Jesus say that he is and they do not believe him but condemn him to death for blasphemy.

Of all the people who should have recognized Jesus as the Messiah, it should have been the priests. The priests were the ones that knew the scriptures and studied them deeply. They were wrapped up in selfishness rather than what God was showing them. And so God used them in another way, to accomplish His plan. They did not recogize him as Messiah and in fact rejected him. Jesus needed to die to be our sacrifice and the priests condemned him to die.

Application

Are we recognizing the signs God is giving us? Do we hear or see them? Are we even paying attention, or are we so wrapped up in the business of our own lives and don't take the time to listen? No matter how busy we are, we need to take that time and spend it in a meaningful way so that we can recognize how God is working in our lives and so that we can go in the direction He is wanting us to go.

Prayer

Thank you God for showing me that it is so important to be paying attention to you. I know and trust that you are leading me, I only need to be able to see the path to make the decisions that you want me to make. Please help me to be more aware of you and what you are doing in my life, what you want me to be doing, and how you want me to reach out to others.

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