Behold the Man: Forty Days of Focus is a devotional series designed to prepare our hearts for the Good Friday and Easter season.

Day 30: Why Betrayal? | 40 Days of Focus

Day 30: Why Betrayal? | 40 Days of Focus

One of the aspects of Jesus’ suffering that stands out to us is how alone He was. His disciples fled, one betrayed Him, and one denied Him repeatedly and vehemently. Later, He took on our forsakenness, experiencing the spirit-wrenching separation…

Day 29: Choosing Weakness | 40 Days of Focus

Day 29: Choosing Weakness | 40 Days of Focus

We have a love/hate relationship with weakness. People with healthy psyches are generally protective over vulnerable things like young animals or children. We have compassion on those who are physically challenged and strive to alleviate suffering. Such kindness is some…

Day 28: King of the Jews | 40 Days of Focus

Day 28: King of the Jews | 40 Days of Focus

Pilate got in a final dig at the Sanhedrin. They may have backed him into a corner and gotten their way in having Jesus crucified under Roman law, but he was not going to give in on this point: the…

Day 27: Washing Our Hands | 40 Days of Focus

Day 27: Washing Our Hands | 40 Days of Focus

In the play Macbeth, Shakespeare describes Lady Macbeth washing her hands after the murder of Duncan. She washes and washes, yet the blood will not be removed because, in her mind, the guilt will not go away. Pilate, too, attempted…

Day 26: Mob Action | 40 Days of Focus

Day 26: Mob Action | 40 Days of Focus

People are fickle, particularly people driven by “mob mentality.” When a mass of people get moving in a particular track, it is easy to get swept up in it, and it is extremely difficult for one or a few people…