Week 11, Tuesday, Mark 11:27-33

 Mark Devotionals

by, Rev. Sunil Balasundaram
 

Go to Mark 11:27-33

[Please read and meditate on the passage before (or after) reading the devotion.]

 

Jesus is back in the Temple courts. The Jewish hierarchy comes challenging him to prove the authority with which he cleared the Temple courts (and maybe the royal, Messianic way he entered Jerusalem). Jesus turns the question on to them by asking them about how they viewed (the now dead) John the Baptist’s authority – was John’s authority human-initiated or divine? In refusing to give an honest answer, the Jewish leaders did what a lot of us do – and end up being the losers for it. They allowed their prejudice to blind their senses to the very blessing they had yearned for so long – the Presence of the Messiah! It’s what Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4:4, “The god of age has blinded the mind of the unbeliever…” And all because Jesus did not fit their image of Messiahship; they missed the blessing. What about you?

 

Prayer: Forgive me Lord when I let my prejudices and personal preferences blind me to the times you pass me by or even stand in front of me – and I don’t see you! I do want to see you clearly Lord, so I shed all that hinders me from doing so. Open my eyes that I may see… You. In the beauty of your holiness. Amen.

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One Response to “Week 11, Tuesday, Mark 11:27-33”

  1. Beverley Mignott says:

    Thanks for sharing this message and prayer we all need to hear now.

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