Over the last few weeks, I’ve been focusing on Mark 10-11 and sharing some thoughts that benefit us in our current situation but also help the next generation too! The greatest of all possessions one can hand off to future generations are the guiding principles taught by Jesus.
Brought out in the post “Acceptance” was how the Pharisees tried to trick Jesus into making statements that would conflict with the Law of Moses. They were looking to bring Jesus down because they felt threatened by His new way of victory through grace so that the Law of Moses and the intentions of God could be accomplished.
Within the post “Treasures in Heaven”, we noted that Jesus explains that earthly riches make one focus on how to maintain wealth for the short term but the vast spiritual assets of faith, hope, and love last for eternity. Many want to be rewarded in life with riches or fame but there is an even higher reward that Jesus calls attention to in accepting the gospel message.
Thoughts and ideas shared in the post “Benefits for Current Situation and Future Generation” about gaining the higher reward that Jesus calls attention to in accepting the gospel message. The reward is guaranteed if we receive God’s love, take action on His purpose, and help others receive salvation.
Before Bartimaeus was healed from blindness as pointed out in the post “Shout Out to Jesus”, he had faith in what Jesus could do to get him to a better place in life. This is the type of confidence we need as we strive to get to a better place in life. Each step we take with Jesus by our side gets us closer to where we want to be.
A take away from the post “Preparing For Action” is to spend time with God in prayer and receive instructions for the challenges ahead. Let us write down these plans of action and get started in our walk of faith each day.
In the post “Faith Nutrients”, we are told of a fig tree that Jesus curses and then He clears the Temple courts. The lesson for us is that looking good on the outside is not as important as producing fruit to benefit others.
The post “Deception” was about the temple leaders who were trying to deceive the people into thinking their way was the best. The day before, Jesus had overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves (v. 15). They tried to trap Jesus with a question but their scheme was crushed.
Keep up with my spiritual journey over the next few weeks either through following this blog or the Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God – A Spiritual Journey. Let’s share thoughts or ideas about applying our faith in current times.