Mark 10:32-34 The Road That Lie Ahead.
The disciples were amazed when they learned what would await them in their futures – persecution, but also blessings beyond what they had imagined (vv. 23-31). This was the third time where Jesus bore witness to his approaching death and resurrection at Jerusalem. Of all that follows, perhaps the worst thing for him to experience would be betrayal, which would come from one of the twelve – Judas. However, it would be the chief priests and scribes, the apostate Jewish leadership, who would lead the assault on Jesus, with their false charges by which they would have him condemned and delivered over to the Gentiles, who would then mock, scourge, spit upon, and kill him. The mocking and scourging was the common practice of the Romans, and so was fulfilled what was written with Psalm 22. Nevertheless, on the third day he would rise from the dead, and there yet awaited a true understanding of this truth among even his closest disciples (Cf. Mt. 20:17-19; Lk. 18:31-33).