Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Resurrection Eggs: Egg Eight

*This is number eight of a twelve post series. There will be a new one each day for the next five days*

Egg #8: Dice for Gambling

"The Roman Soldiers used dice to gamble for Jesus's robe.

Read: John 19:23-25

Did you know that Jesus hardly owned anything in this world? So when the soldiers gambled for Jesus's clothes at the cross, it was sad that they were so selfish and cared so little for Him. Psalm 22:18 foretells, hundreds of years before this event, how the Roman soldiers would gamble for Jesus's clothes: 'They divide my garments among them, and for my clothing they cast lots.'

Jesus shows us what we are to do when others wrong us. He actually asked for forgiveness from His Father for the soldiers who were about to crucify Him. Luke 23:34 tells us what He prayed: 'Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.' Isn't this a great example of how we should treat those who are mean to us or hate us? We know from God's Word, the Bible, that we need to pray for our enemies. We are also told that we need to forgive them, just as Jesus showed us."

From Resurrection Eggs Randal Lee Walti

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