Psalm 19: 7-14…..The aforementioned Creator declares what He expects!

The law of the LORD is perfect,reviving the soul;the testimony of the LORD is sure,making wise the simple;the precepts of the LORD are right,rejoicing the heart;the commandment of the LORD is pure,enlightening the eyes;the fear of the LORD is clean,enduring forever;the rules of the LORD are true,and righteous altogether.More to be desired are they thanContinue reading “Psalm 19: 7-14…..The aforementioned Creator declares what He expects!”

Mark 10: 46-52…..Who has this power?

And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy onContinue reading “Mark 10: 46-52…..Who has this power?”

Mark 10: 41-45…..Authority v Service.

And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so amongContinue reading “Mark 10: 41-45…..Authority v Service.”

Mark 10: 17-22…..Mere goodness not enough!

And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: Do not murder,Continue reading “Mark 10: 17-22…..Mere goodness not enough!”

Mark 9: 42-50….Was Jesus really so gentle?

Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him if a great millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippledContinue reading “Mark 9: 42-50….Was Jesus really so gentle?”

Mark 9: 38-41…..A sideline thought on judgement.

John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” But Jesus said, “Do not stop him, for no one who does a mighty work in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. ForContinue reading “Mark 9: 38-41…..A sideline thought on judgement.”

Mark 9: 33-37……me, me, me…

And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them, “What were you discussing on the way?” But they kept silent, for on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest. And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, “IfContinue reading “Mark 9: 33-37……me, me, me…”

Mark 9: 30 – 32….. Death talk again.

They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he did not want anyone to know, for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he willContinue reading “Mark 9: 30 – 32….. Death talk again.”