It's Day 44 and we're in Luke 20.One thing that's important as we read daily: being eager to hear Him speak to you. Go into your reading expectant that God desires to share something with you.
Where God Spoke To Me:
- Verses 46-47 - God help me to live a life of spiritual honesty and not settle for a façade of spirituality the way the Pharisees did.
- Verses 41-44 - This can be a difficult passage to understand. The gist of it is this: The Christ was to come after David. Given that the ancestors generally received greater honor, the Christ should have honored David (his ancestor) by calling him "Lord." Instead, the Bible records that David calls the Christ "Lord." Why? The correct answer (and one that His enemies would not want to acknowledge) is that the Christ was born after David, but was greater than him because He was God Incarnate.
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Your Questions and Comments:
- "Why was John also called Mark? That is a somewhat confusing." - It is a little confusing. His name was John Mark, although he was usually just called Mark. I guess it's like anyone who goes by their middle name. Sometimes they're called by their whole name and sometimes just by the name most people use. I think having so many other people named "John" in the New Testament makes it a little extra confusing. John Mark is not John the Baptist or John the writer of the book of John - that's a lot of Johns to keep track of.