Seeking Jesus Day Three – Mark 2:1-17

How are your readings going, friend? I hope every day is one of discovery as you seek to know Jesus better. Today, I was fascinated by how Jesus gave the gift of forgiveness of sins first and only after that, the gift of healing to the paralytic. In our earthly minds, it’s almost a shock when He forgives the crippled man. We are waiting for the healing, but Jesus sees the deeper need and the greater gift. I also loved how He did not let the opinions of the crowd sway Him. He just went about His Father’s business of teaching and healing and forgiving. Our Savior walked with authority and calm, didn’t He?

My recorded verse: Mark 2:17 ” When Jesus heard this, he told them, ‘Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”

My response: Religiosity can be an impenetrable shield preventing someone from hearing the truth that they are a sinner. Oh Father God, help me to be deeply aware of my need of a Savior! You look for the humbled heart and the one who is needy and ready for healing. Help me to stay aware of my great need of You!

I’d love to hear what God showed you, today. Comment below!

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  • Vs 8, “Jesus knew immediately what they were thinking..” I would have loved to have known what the Pharisees reaction was to this when they realized Jesus knew exactly what just went on in their heads! Lord, you know my thoughts even before I think them. I pray they would be thoughts that honor You.

    • That’s quite a sobering reminder, Jenny. Yes, He knows every thought. And still loves us!! But yes, I agree. I want my actions AND my thoughts to honor Him.


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