PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Mark 1:21-28
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“A new teaching — and with authority!” (Mark 1:27)
When Jesus spoke, what He said was weighty and deep, it rang true.
Jesus was not just good with words, or comfortable in front of an audience.
What He said, and how He said it, seemed to come from God.
And what He said even compelled demons to listen, and leave.
This is what I sense when I hear Jesus’s teaching, and see His life.
It is the weight and depth of Jesus’s teaching that convinces me to trust Him.
It’s not that I like what He says – it is radical and impossible.
Yet it rings true; it convicts me, comforts me, and compels me to be better.
And His portrayal of God speaks to how I deep down sense God is.
Further, He not only speaks it, He lives it too.
The life He lived matches the words He taught, and the world was impacted.
I am convinced that Jesus’s teaching and help are what I and the world needs.
He continues to speak with authority to me, and I continue to want to follow Him.
For myself, I have decided to follow Jesus and His teaching… how about you?
Lord, what You say (and how You lived) rings true to me. But it is also impossible for me to follow You in Your way. I need Your mercy, I need Your help. Thank You for giving me both!