Bible Reading for OCT17: Mark 9-10

Chapter 9:14-29 records the story of Jesus and the
father of the boy with the dumb spirit. Jesus said to the
father, “…all things are possible to him that believeth.”
Knowing that faith in God is rewarded by God Himself should
bring strength and encouragement to every Christian.
Hebrews 11:6 says, “But without faith it is impossible to
please him.” You might feel that your faith is weak and
needs to be strengthened. Paul told the church at Rome, “So
then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of
God” (Romans 10:17). The daily practice of reading God’s
Word will enrich and strengthen your life and enable you to
better face the trials and problems of our troubled world.

Chapter 10 records the Pharisees coming to Jesus
again to tempt Him. Jesus answers their questions
concerning divorce by telling them it was because of the
hardness of their hearts that Moses wrote the precept about
divorce found in Deuteronomy 24:1. In verses 11 and 12 we
read what Jesus said concerning divorce. “And he saith unto
them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another,
committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put
away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth

The compassion of Jesus is seen as He ministers to
the little children and to the blind man in this same
chapter. What a lesson for Christians today! We are often
too busy to have time for others. We sincerely need more
compassion and love–not only toward fellow Christians, but
toward a lost and dying world. May God grant us that
compassion, and the ability to see a world that is looking
for someone who really cares about them–someone who can
give them the peace they are seeking!
Man now can be:
Romans 5:19
For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience
of one shall many be made righteous.


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