Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Thursday, February 27, 2020

Theme: COMMENTARY ON THE BOOK OF MARK CHAPTERS 1-6

Text: “And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the Sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority and not as the scribes”. – Mark 1:21, 22

Comment: As Jesus Christ walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother plying their trade as fishermen. He then told them to follow him in that he would make them to be fishers of men. A short while later, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, mending their nets. As soon as they got the call from Christ they left Zebedee their father in the ship with the hired servants and followed Christ. (Mark 1:16-20) (It could be seen why Peter asked our Saviour what they would gain for leaving everything and following him. [Mark 10:29, 30]) As One who was given the spirit of God without measure, Jesus Christ taught the people as one who had first hand information about the message. He interpreted the word of God without having to refer to the authority of someone else as the other religious leaders reportedly did. The true servants of God are able to use other Scriptures to explain passages to one’s satisfaction. “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.” (Isaiah 28:10) God told Ezekiel. “Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. (Ezekiel 3:17) “And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.” – John 9:39.

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