Monday, April 23, 2012

April 23, Day 114 - Luke 23

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39 One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, “So you’re the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself—and us, too, while you’re at it!”

40 But the other criminal protested, “Don’t you fear God even when you have been sentenced to die? 41 We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.” 42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.”

43 And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

The first deathbed confession. Yet, it is a reminder that no matter how bad someone is, God will forgive. His love knows no boundaries.


  1. Luke's telling of this, may be my favorite. Here we do get that second criminal's repentance, the veil being torn in two, the centurian's epiphany . . .

    I also love how, though Jesus wouldn't reply to his accusers or answer Herod or Pilate, His silence still spoke the truth.

  2. Luke 23
    7a Pilate sent him to Herod Antipas...
    8 Herod was very pleased to see Jesus. For a long time he had wanted to see him.

    Mark 6
    14 Herod Antipas, the king, soon heard about Jesus, because everyone was talking about him. Some were saying, “This must be John the Baptist raised from the dead. That is why he can do such miracles.”

    Long standing in the Herod rulers.

    Matthew 2
    1-2 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?

  3. Most of the movies that try to relate this story show how ruthless Herod and Pilate are. They focus on them as the villains. However, Jesus would not have been crucified if it wasn't for the crowds of people demanding it.