Mark 3

In our reading we find that statement of Jesus that bothers so many – “but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”
Mark 3:29 NIV
What is this sin? As you consider this question you need to keep what Jesus said in context – for in the context He tells us what this sin is all about.
I look forward to hearing from you!

4 comments

  • katehefty

    Jesus is one with God and with the Holy Spirit, and his life portrayed the perfect understanding of right and wrong, good and evil. I always seem to go to the relationship aspect of texts. In this chapter, what stands out to me is Jesus’ disdain for what others thought about him. The criticism from the Pharisees didn’t phase him, and he didn’t become discouraged at his own family thinking he was crazy and trying to take him away by force. It is so easy to be influenced by the perceptions of others (at least I find it so), and I need to make sure I’m always remembering its God’s standard that matters.

  • missliz

    By allowing God to define my self worth, I find my peace. Mark started off quickly to show Jesus love in action as He showed us His Father. I recently read a quote from Jimmy Carter that reminds me of this. “My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have —to try to make a difference.” Praying for boldness delivered with the gentlest of spirits!!

  • Jerry

    Hey, Artie! Regarding your question I do believe that the sin “questioned” is attributing Jesus miracles to Satan. I find it interesting that this was stated by the “teachers of the law” who came all the way from Jerusalem (roughly 100 miles or so.) They were rejecting God’s grace and attributing to demons. Ironically, the demons themselves recognized who Jesus was but not the religious leaders.

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