Good Morning Lord

Mark 15:34

There has been one specific Scripture that has always puzzled me, and that is Mark 15:34

Mark 15:34

In the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” (which is, being interpreted, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

It would appear that out of Jesus’s own mouth, the Father had rejected Christ because of the sin He had taken on, from the entire world.

Now, if the Father rejected His own son because of sin, what chance did I have? I was doomed. There must be something I didn’t understand. As it turns out, there is.

What this Scripture is saying, is, Christ was giving His last lesson while on the Cross. He wanted to drive His mission here on earth, home. A lesson that would resonate throughout eternity.

When Christ wanted to reference a Scripture, He couldn’t reference book, chapter, verse.There were none [1]. He had to quote the verse. Christ was referencing Psalm 22.

Those Hebrew folks near the Cross would have known exactly what He was teaching. Hebrews had much of Scripture memorized. Jesus didn’t even need to quote the entire verse. Jesus taught them and us right up until the end.


Mark 15:34 KJV

Thank you Lord for dying for my sins. Thank you for being that worm (tola[2]) that was crushed for us. Thanks for making our sins of scarlet(tola[2]) and crimson (tola[2]) as white as snow. 


[1] Verse numbers weren’t added until the Vulgate in 1555. The first English Bible to enter verse numbers was the 1599 Geneva Bible.

[2] The Hebrew word for “worm” and “crimson” is tola.