The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

( FaithOfJesus thread begun by RandyP )

Today's Verse:


kjv@Mark:3:20 @ And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread.

kjv@Mark:3:21 @ And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

kjv@Mark:3:22 @ And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.

kjv@Mark:3:23 @ And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?

kjv@Mark:3:24 @ And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

kjv@Mark:3:25 @ And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

kjv@Mark:3:26 @ And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.

kjv@Mark:3:27 @ 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.

kjv@Mark:3:28 @ Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:

kjv@Mark:3:29 @ But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:

kjv@Mark:3:30 @ Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

Today's notes:

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Key Concepts:

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What is God's righteousness observed doing?:

What does this tell us about God's righteousness?:

How is man reacting?:


Remember that the target audience for this parable are the scribes. It is presented in an intellectual form that they would know most well. Given their training and familiarity with this logic, this statement should be most convincing to them, but it is not. Is that to say about His logic's weakness or the illogic hiding behind theirs?

Friends of Jesus are assumed to be outside of the disciples and may even be His mother and siblings as suggested in other accounts. They may have been feeling the pressures of and oppositions to Jesus' ministry themselves.

"In danger of" does it suggest that there is still hope? If so could we say that the final judgment is not fully consequence of the words of the mouth that can be repented of, but the ultimate decision and attitude of the heart not to repent? It would be important to determine this in consideration of God's righteousness in light of this ultimate damnation.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. The oddity is that in today's assessment the house of Christ appears most divided except for their core belief in Him. We really can't even say that Satan has had to work all that hard at dividing it up, it seems more to be in our continued nature. Our sanctification then proven does not end at our acceptance of salvation in Jesus, it begins at that and from there separates us as only He can separate us if we so remain willing and obedient (which we apparently are not).

Further Resources:

Comment Board:Mark:3:20-30
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strkjv@Mark:3:20-30 rwp@Mark:3:20-30 mhcc@Mark:3:20-30
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