Mark 15: 42-47

42 And when evening had come, since it was the day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath, 43 Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.44 Pilate was surprised to hear that he should have already died.[j] And summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead.45 And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the corpse to Joseph. 46 And Joseph[k] bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud and laid him in a tomb that had been cut out of the rock. And he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. 47 Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid.

One response to “Mark 15: 42-47

  1. Joseph was seeking the kingdom of God. He knew the Scripture and He had read of the Messiah. Now, wondering if they had just murdered the Messiah, he asks for the corpse so that he can honor it. It is hard for me to imagine that he was expecting a resurrection from the tomb he owned, but he could hardly ignore the fact that he assisted with the burial and then the corpse was raised and gone.

    This was done to fulfill prophesy and because Joseph was seeking God and God was merciful and allowed him to be part of Christ’s story to reveal Christ to Him.

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