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Today's Verse of the Day

Today's Verse of the Day is From Mark 13:32 KJV Translation: But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. NKJV Translation: But of that day and that hour knows no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Explore Thomas Nelson's King James Bibles and take your Bible reading further. © Copyright Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Connect the Testaments: A Daily Devotional

March 22
Forsaken to DelightNumbers 26:1–65; 1 Corinthians 8:1–9:27; Psalm 22:1–13
“My God, my God why have you forsaken me? Why are you far from helping me, far from the words of my groaning?” (Psa 22:1).

These are some of the darkest words in Scripture. It’s almost painful to speak them, to imagine a feeling of complete abandonment by God. These are also the words we hear Jesus say when He is hanging from the cross (Matt 27:46). When He utters them, He makes Himself one with this ultimate sufferer, this true lamenter, in Psa 22. He is essentially saying, “I am He: the one who has suffered the most for God’s cause and thus knows what it means to be human.”

The plea in this psalm becomes even sadder, but then it is followed by a surprising affirmation of complete faithfulness in God: “O my God, I call by day and you do not answer, and by night but I have no rest. Yet youare holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel” (Psa 22:2–3). The very nature of crying out to God, even in a time of fe…