Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Thursday, March 5, 2020


Text: “Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation.” – Mark 3:28, 29.


Comment: While Christ was carrying on with his work, some scribes from Jerusalem accused him of having derived his power from the devil. Our Lord Jesus Christ did not mince words in highlighting the implications of such careless and presumptuous words, telling them that direct opposition against the work of God would earn one everlasting destruction or what Apostle John called “a sin unto death”. (1 John 5:16, 17) That was why David the king prayed, “Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me…” – Psalm 19:13.


.By preaching the truth and casting out devils Jesus Christ was pulling down satan’s  organization and giving notice that the devil would in course of time be overpowered so that the people of goodwill he had imprisoned over time would be free to return to their Maker. Hence he said, “No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.” – Mark 3:27.

Everyone must learn to use his tongue aright. Solomon says, “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.” (Proverbs 21:23) He also said, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” – Proverbs 18:21.

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