Day 112 - John 19:1-42
Points to Ponder:
1. What do you notice about the way that Jesus endures the suffering of the cross?
2. What do you notice about the details that John shares of Jesus’ suffering? What does he share? What does he not share?
3. What do notice about Jesus’ participation and cooperation in the cross throughout this chapter?
For these things happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken.” Also, another Scripture says: “They will look on the one they have pierced.” John 19:36-37
Lord Jesus, you fulfilled the whole Scriptures. You fulfilled the Scriptures by actively pursuing your Father’s will and by refusing to shrink away from that which would hurt and even kill you. Father, your Son even fulfilled the Scriptures passively without any action on his own. Both before he was born and after he was dead, events unfolded in his life and with his body and belongings that the Scriptures had foretold. You, dearest Jesus, are the fulfillment of every prophecy that has ever been made. You assure me that no matter how many promises God has made, they are all a solid and undoubted “yes!” from God. Lord Jesus, teach me to hear your word and to trust it’s promises. They will not fail. You are not a man that you should lie. You are not a human being that you would change your mind. You promise and you fulfill. You say that you will do something and then you do. Your Word is undoubtedly true and without error. Teach me to trust it and to rely on it above all things. Amen.