Exodus 34,35; Mark 3:20-35

Mark 3

21 When His family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”  22  And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebub! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.”

Observation:

Jesus was driving out demons, performing miracles on the sabbath, hanging out with sinners, and teaching others about God.  He was gathering great crowds of people because He spoke as someone with authority.  His family thought that “He was out of his mind.”  The so called experts of the time thought that He was the prince of demons.  Why is it that we routinely try to assign the credit due to God to someone or something else?  Why can we not see the actions of God as His alone.  Why can we not recognize him for His actions and offer up the appropriate praise.  Would we really rather assign a good work to Satan than give the credit to God, as the teachers of the law did?

Application:

My God is a God of action. He is constantly working.  I should be able to easily see the signs of this action in my life.  I must focus on seeing these signs and assign the praise to the one who is worthy!  I need to stop looking for other sources.  Jesus is the source of life and is worthy of all praise, I need look no further.

Prayer:

Father may you help me to recognize the wonderful works you do in my life.  Help me to praise you in all things and guide me to stop seeking other answers for events in my life.  Help me to seek You constantly.  Continue to show me your love, grace, and mercy, in Jesus name, Amen.

Ed (edsorrell)

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Filed under 66 Books, Exodus, Mark, New Testament, Old Testament

2 responses to “Exodus 34,35; Mark 3:20-35

  1. dmbaldwin

    Great post Ed. Thank you so much. It goes right along with Mark’s sermon from this weekend.
    Let’s look for God’s activity in our lives today with refreshed and renewed zeal.
    Have a great day.
    Dave

  2. You touched on what I think is the selling point of belief in God – that He is a good God. So often we cannot see His goodness and when something happens that amazes us we brush it off as coincidence or a natural consequence of some rationalized explanation. Yet all good things come from God. Even His judgments are good. I am always encouraged when I remember this.

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