Week 9, Saturday, Mark 10:24-31

 Mark Devotionals

by, Rev. Sunil Balasundaram

Go to Mark 10:24-31

[Please do read the passage before (or after) reading the devotion.]

Reminder: There will be no daily devotion tomorrow, Sunday. Hopefully most of you will be in a House of Worship listening to God yourselves. Go prepared with open hearts, though!


Jesus was not really saying that riches prevent a person from entering the Kingdom of God. He was really saying that anything and everything of this world prevents us from doing so. Unless God took the initiative we humans really were doomed! And God did just that. He made the impossible possible by doing the impossible – Creator becoming a creature, and actually dying as a creature. (How could Someone like God actually die? By being Jesus!) But even after all the work is done by God, we do need to respond. That’s all that’s needed- our response. And the man walked away. The disciples didn’t. And I guess that’s why they’re called disciples – they followed and the returns far out-weighed the investment. That’s Jesus’ promise. Always.


Prayer: May I never put anything before you Lord. Not even the good things you have given me. Thank you for your promise that what I will receive from you will far out-weigh I can ever put into our relationship. But I don’t really want to follow you for the rewards, Lord. I want to follow you because I love you. You did not give yourself for me Jesus because you thought of me as a “good investment”. Because I am not. You did it because you loved me, and your Word says that you will always love me. I want to follow you because I love you Jesus. And no other reason. Amen.


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