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God's Word For Today
   
 
 

 

God's Word For Today

 

Mark 3:13-15

"And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those He Himself wanted. And they came to Him. Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons."
 

Comment:

Jesus singled out those who he wanted to be close to Him it was not those who were close to Jesus who made the decision to be His disciples. When He was in a crowd it was obvious that many were there not to follow Jesus but because they were looking for something that would benefit themselves without benefiting others. Being a disciple means to take up oneís own cross and to follow Christ and to carry his burdens and experience His sufferings and persecutions. If you are not willing to do that then donít call yourself a follower. His close followers were able to do the mighty things He was doing.

 

Application:

Being a follower of Jesus is not a candy coated seeker-friendly purpose-driven free ride. It means that any true follower will have to get down in the trenches and get bruised and bloody. However, it is because of these sufferings that a true Christian can experience true joy. Paul wrote to the church at Corinth: Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong (2 Corinthians 12:10).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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