Saturday after the Crucifixion

On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment. Luke 22:56b

Not much is written about what went on the Saturday after Jesus’ crucifixion. Matthew has five verses, Matthew 27:62-66, telling us that the Jewish priests were worried that the disciples would try to steal Jesus’ body so they went to Pilate to secure a guard for the tomb. But as the what Jesus’ followers were doing that Saturday we have only a partial verse from Luke and he only mentions what the women did. For the disciples all we can do is speculate. But in all likelihood they were in hiding.

These men who had followed Jesus for three years were scared. They had seen their leader put to death by the Romans and were most likely thinking they were next. The man they had put so much hope in was dead. They just could not get their minds around the death of the one they though was the Messiah. How could God’s anointed one be dead? So they hid.

Jesus was in the grave and it looked like Satan had won. There must have been much revelry in the realm of the demons. However that revelry would be short lived. The next day would change everything.

Have a blessed day,



About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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