Subject: December 20th — Daily Devotional by Watchman Nee

They offered him wine mingled with myrrh. Mark 15.23.

We are told that this was to anesthetize whatever pains occur during crucifixion. But our Saviour received it not. He refused to avoid any such pains. Before he had come into this world, He had already sat down and counted the cost (see Luke 14.28); He loved the sinners of the world so much that He was willing to submit to all their afflictions. He would rather taste death for sinners once for all and completely, so that they might receive eternal life. He would take to himself all the bitterness that belonged to sinners in order that they might have the joy of His righteousness.

The Lord My Portion by Watchman Nee

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