It's Day 8 and we're in Mark 8.A little reminder from James 1:22 - "Do not merely listen to the Word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says!"
Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verse 2-3 - These people had such a hunger to hear what Jesus had to say. They were willing to go a great distance and go without eating for three days!
- Verses 16-21 - The "yeast" was the hypocrisy of the Pharisees. The disciples couldn't see past the physical in what Jesus was saying.
- Verses 22-26 - Why did Jesus heal the man in this unusual way? We don't know why He chose this particular way in this particular situation. As you look at the fact that Jesus healed in different ways in different situations, one reason was as a reminder to us that there is no one way that God moves in every situation. Depending on the circumstances and our needs the way that God moves varies.
- Verses 34-35 - "deny himself" - I need to put aside what I want to do and instead follow the teaching of Christ, believing that is the path to abundant life. "lose his life" - In pursuing this path, there will be times where we feel like we're losing things that matter deeply to us and that we're therefore "losing our life," but this is also part of the path to abundant life.
If you want to read the chapter online, here's a link.
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