In Luke 23:32-43 we read about the two thieves who were crucified with Jesus. One showed faith in Jesus and the other showed disbelief in Him. The thief who showed faith in Jesus, was promised companionship of Jesus in Paradise.
Therefore, let this be a part of our daily prayers, "Jesus remember me when You come in Your Kingdom" because we know that Jesus would surely say the day we will die to us that "you will be with Me in Paradise". Let us rejoice in companionship of Jesus now and forever.
Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”
The soldiers also came up and mocked him. They offered him wine vinegar and said, “If you are the king of the Jews, save yourself.”
There was a written notice above him, which read: this is the king of the jews.
One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the LORD Jesus Christ. (Philemon 1:3)
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