Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Two invited, only one followed

Through the Bible in 90 Days: Day 72

Read: Mark 9:14-Luke 1:80

Verse that stood out:
So they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! On your feet! He’s calling you.” Throwing his cloak aside, he jumped to his feet and came to Jesus - Mark 10:49.

Jesus invites two people to follow him in Mark 10. One followed. One did not. One had riches he could not let go of. The other owned only a cloak and he gladly tossed to the ground. One went off in sorrow. The other followed Jesus with joy. Prior to these encounters with Jesus, all would have preferred the life of the rich young man over that of the blind Bartimaeus. After? Well, at least for one chapter, the last become first, and the first last.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Taylor,

Just working on ss lesson for in the am. I can still hear your words preaching on this passage and blind Bartimaeus. I think it was one of your first sermons at fbc texarkana. Still rings true.

Hope all is well

T.R.