Response to Love
What did Jesus Christ go through in this chapter? How many different ways did they punish Him? Start with the first one, and then number in your Bible all the different things He had to endure. Of all the ones on your list, which one do you think was the most painful? It is amazing to realize that Jesus Christ went through all that for you. Everything found in this chapter was endured for you. His beard was ripped out for you. A crown of thorns was pressed into His head for you. That is amazing love! How do you respond to such love? With a life of apathy? Today, instead of having you do a lot of writing or studying, the sheet below has been designed to help you list the things from this chapter which Christ endured for our sake. Read over it a few times and simply meditate on how much Jesus Christ loves you. Then think about how you need to respond to such incredible love. Find a new way today to say thank you for all the suffering He endured for you.
List the different things that happened to Christ in this chapter.
Write a note to God expressing how that list makes you feel.
How can you demonstrate your thankfulness today?
In light of this passage, what personal commitment can you make?