Monday, April 9, 2012


April 9, 2012

The Life of Jesus; read today: "I thirst."; John  19:28

NET: John 19:28. After this Jesus, realizing that by this time everything was completed, said (in order to fulfill the scripture), "I am thirsty!"

Through all that Jesus had been through, not one complaint had been made to the people in charge of His treatment.  Even His last words of abandonment were not a complaint against God but a question as to why.

So now Jesus complains that He is thirsty, why?  The answer is the the scripture itself.  Everything had been completed according to the scripture, except him being fed the vinegar. So He says, ‘I thirst.’

What is interesting is, that Jesus is the Word, and the Word needed to be fulfilled.  Jesus put all this in to the prophecies of His own coming, long before man even came into existence.

We often say to let the Bible interpret the Bible.  Here is a case of God interpreting Himself.

Read for next time: Jesus is offered sour wine on a reed: Matthew 27:47-49, Mark 15:35-36, John  19:29-30