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October 20, 2017

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Reading along with us in Mark? Here’s today’s reading:

Mark 10 (ESV)

And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered to him again. And again, as was his custom, he taught them.

And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.”And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

10 And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11 And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, 12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”...Continue Reading

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This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. What were James and John thinking
    Was it as simple as power
    Would I have been different
    There is a tendency to perceive action is equivalent to earning standing

  2. Jesus became”indignant” when they did not let the children near him. This is the only time, if I remember correctly, that this word is used in the scriptures. Jesus became so upset that his actions and words embarrassed the disciples. This chance meeting of children changed the disciples understanding of Jesus, his ministry, and priorities.

  3. Jesus calls us to have the faith of a child. How easily a child takes you at your word. With what wonder and simplicity they perceive the world. They believe anything is possible, uncorrupted by reasonableness, cynicism or doubt. O that we would have such a faith. Certainly the Rich young ruler does not. Yet Jesus’ heart went out to him, because of his seeking and his sincere effort to do what he though was right. And he could not let go…..can I/we?

    James and John certainly don’t have this childlike faith, or at least it is not displayed here. I agree, Jim Mac, what were they thinking and yet the same hubris is not foreign to us, yes? But blind Bartimaeus has this simple faith. No I won’t stop crying out because the Son of David is here. I love the innocence and directness of his request….I want to see.

    Oh what a Savior!

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