03/05/19 – Mark 12:18-37, Psalm 48:1-14; Proverbs 10:26
Combining today’s reading from Mark with yesterday’s reading we, again, see the combining of the “sects” of the leadership of the Jews to try to entrap and remove Jesus from their midst.
Mark 12: 13 Later they sent some of the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus to catch him in his words.
Mark 12: 18 Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question.
Mark 12: 28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
And with all of this political pressure, what was the people’s response?
Mark: 12: 37 David himself calls him ‘Lord.’ How then can he be his son?” The large crowd listened to him with delight.
I think we need to always keep in mind that while we certainly need to understand the basics we do not be an “expert” in the meaning of each inspired Word of God – our mission is to “invite” and the Lord will add to His kingd0m.