Tuesday, November 8, 2011


November 8, 2011
The Life of Jesus; read today:  Herod's soldiers mock Jesus; Mark 15:1-5; Luke 23:11-12

Jubilee2000: Luke Chapter 23
[11] And Herod with his court despised him and mocked [him] and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe and sent him again to Pilate.
[12] And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together, for before they were at enmity between themselves.

It is sometimes amazing what will bring people together.  Using the social networking sites can be an experience.  I live in Oklahoma and we have had some earthquakes here the last few days.  On Facebook and Twitter I have seen the talk about these things increase, especially since the one we had most recently happened during a thunder storm.  People were all excited we might be in the end times.

Another thing I have noticed on these social network sites, trying to talk about Christianity. If you are low key about it then nothing happens but no one really notices.  If you tend to make a stand, then it is time for you to be bullied for your belief.  Generally it is by groups of people that would not get along together.  Things have not really changed.  Herod and Pilate were enemies of each other, but over the matter of Jesus, though both knew it was wrong, they stood together and became best friends. For their friendship Jesus had to die.

Understand, taking a stand will bring out enemies.  It is just amazing how that can bring people who would not otherwise be together to form a common bond.

Read for next time: Pilate releases Barabbas; Matthew 27:15-26; Mark 15:6-15; Luke 23:13-25; John 18:38-40