Tag: Mark 2:16-17

“Where are you?”

Scripture reading:  Genesis 3-5, Mark 2

Key Scriptures:  Genesis 3:7-9  “Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked.  And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.  And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.  But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 

When the first man and woman sinned by disobeying God’s word, God took the initiative and went looking for them in the garden.  He called out to them, not because He didn’t know where they were or why they were hiding. He exchanged their fig leaves for bloody skins.   Similarly, Jesus Christ sought out lost children of God and called them to Himself, that they might be with Him and learn God’s heart for those caught in Satan’s snare!  Through Jesus’ blood covering, all who responded would be healed from sin’s grip.

Mark 2:16-17  “And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that He was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to the disciples, “Why does He eat with tax collectors and sinners?”  And when Jesus heard it, He said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.  I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”” 

Faith Confession and prayer:  Lord, Here I am!  I have strayed from You but through the call of Jesus Christ, I am now following the path of a disciple and learning Your ways.  Send me out today in the power of Your Spirit to preach the Good News and call the lost home to You.

 

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