Genesis through Revelation
The story line of the bible clearly points to the Father’s redemption of His children through the sacrifice of the Son (Jesus) through the power of the Spirit.
25 And he said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?”27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. Luke 24:25-27
Mark 1 reminds us of what the prophet Isaiah proclaimed, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way,”. Isaiah is pointing to John the Baptizer. John the Baptizer is pointing to Jesus. Our calling is also to point others to Jesus…
Clear the Way
Mark 1:3 states “the voice of the one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight”. The message of the messiah is clear… the teaching that proclaims it can get kind of cluttered. The bible, and the teachers of the the Word have a great opportunity to clear the path so that other can see that the way is narrow but true.
How do we clear path of the clutter to show us to the Lord Jesus Christ? We must use the effective, sharp tool of the Word of God. His word is true and effective. 1. Read the Bible. 2. Talk with Jesus as you read. And obey what is says. 3. Get under the accurate teaching of the word as much as possible. 4. Teach others as you learn. Be a disciple maker. 5. Be aware of where the clutter come from ie. our own sin, other’s sin, hobbies, habits, idols, and much more….
As we teach the word, remember that we are path clearers so that other will be able to see who they are following…. Jesus.
Clear the path as you encourage others to follow Jesus. Continue in the word so that we clearly see who we are following. When we discover that we are getting off that path, repent (turn back and follow Jesus). (Mark 1:4) And finally, hey if you want to eat some locust and honey and wear some camel hair… go for it be odd for God… Mark 1:6… Let you message be clear even though you diet and outfit may be strange…
just a couple random thought about Mark 1
“just thinking out loud”..