Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mark 5:17 (KJV) Whether They Want Him or Not

Mark 5:17 (KJV)
And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.
I understand that the word pray is not being used in the strictly spiritual sense in this passage. Those who prayed to Jesus neither believed Him to be God nor placed any spiritual meaning to this prayer. They merely desired Jesus leave their country. Knowing full well that he had delivered this man who they knew could not be tamed of the demons driving him wild, their response was to be rid of Jesus.
I wonder how often our prayers parallel theirs?
  • I wonder if, in practice, we wish Jesus would just leave us alone? 
  • I wonder if we would prefer He not work miracles that make us uncomfortable? 
  • I wonder if we would rather He not send his Spirit to convict us of sin, of righteousness and of judgment?
Jesus healed this man.
Jesus is whom every man needs whether they want Him or not.

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Mark 5:17 (KJV) Whether They Want Him or Not

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