Devotional reading November 2017

Mark 2:1-12 KJV

 

1 And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house.

And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them. And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. But there was certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? And immediately when Jesus perceived in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? 10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) 11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. 12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

 

Words of encouragement:

The men were determined to get to Jesus. They had heard about the great things that Jesus is able to do. They had hope that Jesus was able to heal the sick. They had FAITH in Jesus Christ.
Jesus saw the faith and He forgave and He healed.
Hope motivates us to press on. In Hebrews 11:1 we read: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen. Let us continue to share the Love of God with all mankind. Let us continue to tell about the goodness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let us continue to encourage people to hold on to their hope in God. AMEN