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Day 39

Mark Chapter 11

Daily thought to go along with each day’s reading.

Thursday, July 26th

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Mark Chapter 11

Daily Thought

If you were greeted when entering a large city with an enormous fanfare of people yelling your name, calling you ” the king of kings,” and throwing their clothes down on the road in front of you, you would think you’d be in a pretty good mood, right? Quite the opposite seems true of our Lord. From the triumphal entry, you can almost sense the tension from Jesus. From his sadness and disgust over the fig tree that doesn’t bear fruit, representing all of Israel, to the turning over of the tables in the temple. Mark chapter 11 reveals a different side of Jesus. It is a subtle turning point. Jesus no longer wishes to engage the Pharisees and the Sadducees, dismissing arguments with rhetorical questions but instead he is focusing all of his energy on teaching his disciples and those people around him that would listen. He speaks these words directly to us as well, ” Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe you will receive it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24)

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