Written by Pastor Matt

Mark 12:6 “He had one more to send, a beloved son; he sent him last of all to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ ”

The Pulpit Commentary suggests that if you truly study the context of the original wording, a slightly different translation emerges.  Based on their study of the Greek, the passage should read: “he had yet one, a beloved son.”   

I think this speaks the most accurately to what is happening in this verse.  The situation itself seems hopeless.  The blatant rebellion and open hostility against the land owner had pushed things past all hope of reconciliation.  All who could go and speak to them had gone.  All that could be said had been said.  Every chance to be given was exhausted.  Nothing remained but judgment and eviction. 

But he had yet one.  

One who was there before the foundations of the earth were laid.  One who had been tempted and yet remained free of sin.  One who had the power to heal the sick and give sight to the blind.  One who could walk on the water and multiply a meal five thousand times over. 

He was one who could drive out demons.  One who could call out the heresies of His day.  One who would not stand by and watch His father’s house be desecrated.  One who would cross the lines of social acceptance and bring hope to the outcast.  One who would teach the people the truth about a God who loved them more than they ever knew.  One about whom the voice of God declared, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased."

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