Mark 15:16 The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace and called together the whole company of soldiers. 17 They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him. 18 And they began to call out to him, “Hail, king of the Jews!” 19 Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him. 20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.
Before some of you get upset about the statement of Jesus dying please recall that I am speaking of His physical death which brings us spiritual life. As I am completing another study on the life of Christ it broke my heart this morning to read this scripture in Mark 15 and see how cruel humanity is without God. The Lord has shown me how humans are nothing more than cannibalistic animals without His Word and His spirit of peace. As you think about animals there are many different types, some that show their teeth and some that are in disguise. The ones which are in disguise are the ones that pose the most danger and this is why it wise to have the discernment between good and evil. For without your senses in tune then you never know what lies around the corner or who could be standing by your side….
James A. Harrison