Mark 9: 30-32….Death talk again

They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.” But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.

Comment: Jesus was not making a public announcement about His coming death. He was talking to his disciples whom, we are told, did not understand what He was saying. Did that make Him a bad teacher? The seed thought planted earlier was here watered. It is not surprising to any of us, even living after the resurrection event, that they couldn’t grasp the concept in its entirety. But, as we will see tomorrow it had stirred their imaginations and no doubt was remembered well after Jesus was killed and rose again.

Prayer: Thank You for coming and being prepared to be the sacrifice truly paying for our sins.

One thought on “Mark 9: 30-32….Death talk again

  1. Thank you Barry for your comments on this passage. Even today, when we read things in the Bible which Jesus said while He was here on earth, we don’t always understand what He meant when He said it. Or sometimes when we read His words in the Bible, we misread what was said. I remember on several occasions over the years, I have had a “light bulb moment” when the “light went on” in my head after I’d read something which I’d read many times before, but had either misread it, or not understood it, and suddenly the light dawned and I understood what Jesus was saying, and what He meant. God bless you.


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