Summer Scriptures Series: Mark 15

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©2015 PurePurpose.org

When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three Jesus cried out with a loud voice, Eloi, Eloi, lemá sabachtháni? which is translated, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?

When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “Look, He’s calling for Elijah!” Someone ran and filled a sponge with sour wine, fixed it on a reed, offered Him a drink, and said, “Let’s see if Elijah comes to take Him down!”

But Jesus let out a loud cry and breathed His last. Then the curtain of the sanctuary was split in two from top to bottom. When the centurion, who was standing opposite Him, saw the way He breathed His last, he said, “This man really was God’s Son!”

There were also women looking on from a distance. Among them were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James the younger and of Joses, and Salome. When He was in Galilee, they would follow Him and help Him. Many other women had come up with Him to Jerusalem. (Mark 15:33-41)

When have you felt forsaken? How might God feel forsaken by you? To what lengths will you follow and help Him?

Today’s Challenge: Live today with the desperation and purpose that Jesus modeled. Focus on God’s purpose. Follow and help Jesus.

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